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Remembering Margaret Colvert Allen on her birthday.

Oh, yeah, I always liked that picture.  That was on Hampton’s administration steps.  That was a brand-new coat, child.  And it was real soft.  It was light – I don’t know what you would call it.  Light tan or something.  Anyway.  But it had a summer fur collar on it. … Who sent it to me?  Golar or Walker or some of those people sent it to me…

ImageMy grandmother would have been 105 today. When she passed away in February 2011, she was Hampton’s oldest living graduate. Her funeral service was held on a clear, cold day in the campus chapel, fitting in its reserved beauty.

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Interview of Margaret C. Allen by Lisa Y. Henderson, 4 November 2004; all rights reserved.

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