Goodwin, Margaret Kennedy, 1918-


Margaret Kennedy Goodwin was born in Clarkton, North Carolina, in 1918. Two years later, her family relocated to Durham, North Carolina, because of her father's job with North Carolina Mutual. In 1933, at the age of fifteen, Goodwin left Durham to attend Talladega College in Alabama, where she met her future husband. After they were married, they lived briefly in Washington, D.C., before returning to Durham. In 1941, her husband was killed in the war; Goodwin was left alone to care for her infant daughter. She had been working at Lincoln Hospital as a technician in the radiology laboratory since 1938 and continued to do so in subsequent decades.--From Oral Histories of the American South biography.

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