Santa Fe Living Treasures – Elder Stories

Carol met her husband, Fred, when both were teaching at a prep school in Arizona. They got married in 1956, and lived in New York and Spain before settling in Connecticut, where Fred taught for the University of Connecticut for eighteen years. They raised a son, Scott, and a daughter, Anne.

Throughout the 1960s, Carol watched the racial/cultural turmoil of the era with growing dismay. "The deaths of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy propelled me into action," she said. "I found myself involved in cross-cultural relations among inner-city blacks, outer-city whites, and immigrant Hispanic groups, developing various innovative projects. Some of these were church-sponsored, which led to deepening interest in the relationships between faith and society--which led to Yale Divinity School." "I was a gray-head when I graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1977," she recalled. "I then worked as a campus minister at the University of Bridgeport for three years.

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