Turner, Viola G., 1900-1988
Viola Turner, treasurer of North Carolina Mutual Insurance, grew up in Macon, Georgia, the only child of her African American teenage parents.Educated at the American Missionary Association schools and Morris Brown, Turner's first job was as an administrative assistant at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in the summer of 1920. Shortly thereafter she took a job working for the Superintendent of Negro Education for the State of Mississippi, which she held for six months before going to work for the new branch of North Carolina Mutual that opened in Oklahoma City in 1920. Turner eventually settled in Durham, North Carolina.--From Oral Histories of the American South biography.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Oral histories of the American South (Georgia selections) (Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill))
- Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement (Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill))