The 100 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Vote for Women in the U.S.
Aug 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Dr. Carolyn Curry, Founder, Women Alone Together
The 100 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Vote for Women in the U.S.

Carolyn Newton Curry, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of Women Alone Together, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation that addresses the special needs of women. Supported through grants and other contributions and partnering with Agnes Scott College Alumnae Association, the foundation works to build confidence and community among the growing number of women who are alone in our culture. Although the group works to encourage women who are alone because of death of spouse, divorce, single by choice or alone in a marriage because of separation or estrangement, all women are invited.

Compelled by women’s stories shared with her during years of research and teaching, Curry founded Women Alone Together in Atlanta in 2002.  Since then, she has led the organization to become the dynamic, viable entity it is today. In addition to writing papers on significant women’s issues, she often speaks to various groups around the country on women’s issues and about Women Alone Together.

Curry has taught at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia.  She has served on numerous boards and is cuurently on the Board of Directors of the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association and The Atlanta Women’s Network for Care International, among others.

In 1993, Curry received the Smith-Breckenridge YWCA Distinguished Woman of Achievement Award in Kentucky. In 2011, she received the Georgia State University Distinguished Alumni Community Service Award. In April 2014, she received the Agnes Scott College Distinguished Alumna Award – Service to the Community. In 2015 she received the Outstanding Alumni Award in College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University.

In March 2014, Mercer University Press in Macon, Georgia, published her book, Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1834-1907. It received the 2014 Award for Excellence Using the Holdings of an Archive from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council, University System or Georgia. Curry also received Georgia Author of the Year in Biography in 2015 from The Georgia Writers Association. The Georgia Center for the Book selected her book as one of the 2015 Ten Books All Georgians Should Read. In 2018 she received Author of the Year from the Atlanta Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. In 2019 an expanded edition was published by Mercer University Press.

She received a B. A. degree in English from Agnes Scott, and both her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Georgia State.  She and her husband, Bill, the former head football coach at Georgia Tech, have been married 55 years and have a daughter, Kristin Hunter, a son Bill Curry, Jr., and seven grandchildren.