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Lucy Addison High School Geraldine Williams' Report Card, 1946-47

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.239 Author/Creator: Lucy Addison High School Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Printed document signed Date: 1946-47 Pagination: 4 p. ; 18.7 x 10.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Report card of Geraldine Williams from the fall semester of 1946-47. She got mostly "E" (excellent) and "G" (good) grades. She took English, geometry, physics, chorus, American history, physical training, home preparation, and citizenship. It is signed by Cordelia Williams.

Background Information: Geraldine W. Twitty, was born in Roanoke, Virginia as Edna Geraldine Williams in 1930. She is sometimes called E. Geraldine Williams or Geraldine Williams. She is the youngest of the six ...Williams children. She was an active student at Lucy Addison High School, where she attended many social events (GLC09587.287), was a member of the National Honors Society (GLC09587.254) and the Youth N.A.A.C.P organization (GLC09587.248). She was on the girls basketball team (GLC09587.241) and in school plays (GLC09587.244). She graduated high school in 1948 (GLC09587.253). In 1950 she became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in college at Howard University (GLC09587.262). She received a Southern Fellowship Fund to attend a master's program from the University of California at Los Angeles (GLC09587.272) and also earned a graduate degree from Howard University. She also became a biology instructor at Florida A&M University (GLC09587.272), where she married Donald Twitty in 1960 (GLC09587.277). She received her PhD. in zoology and genetics in 1976 from Howard University (GLC09587.265), where she taught for the rest of her career. She and Donald had twin daughter. She served on the board of The American Institute of Biological Sciences. She is most likely alive today.
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People: Twitty, Geraldine Williams, 1930-
Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and FamilyEducation

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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