Interview with Alice Marcella Bailey, July 24, 2019, St. Peter Claver Church, Macon, GA

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Title

Interview with Alice Marcella Bailey, July 24, 2019, St. Peter Claver Church, Macon, GA

Description

Alice Marcella Bailey, 77, was born in Macon, Georgia to Hattie Lorene Costella Oliver Bailey (d. 1962) and Horace Bailey (d. 1965), the middle of three children. She attended St. Peter Claver Catholic School and [Old] Ballard High School (later named Ballard-Hudson Senior High School) in Macon, GA. She went on to Xavier University, where she earned a B.A. in economics and history in 1963. She also holds certificates from Boston College, University of Penn., NYU School of continuing education, Macon State College, and AARP. She is retired from Independence Blue Cross (IBC) of Philadelphia, PA where she served as Communications Director. She also worked in the Philadelphia Family Court, Westinghouse Broadcasting, and as a career development counselor for the City of Macon. She continues to volunteer in the community. Bettye Middlebrooks is a longtime member of St. Peter Claver Parish in Macon, GA, and a member of the Black Catholic History Advisory Board to the Archives.

In her interview, Ms. Bailey discusses her experiences at St. Peter Claver Church and School in Macon and her relationships with religious women in the community.

Date

July 24, 2019

Rights

Archives & Records Management Department, Catholic Diocese of Savannah, Copyright 2019.

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Language

English

Interviewer

Bettye Middlebrooks and Kathryn Lockard

Interviewee

Alice Marcella Bailey

Location

St. Peter Claver Church, Macon, GA

Citation

Office of Archives and Records, Catholic Diocese of Savannah, “Interview with Alice Marcella Bailey, July 24, 2019, St. Peter Claver Church, Macon, GA,” Diocese of Savannah's Black Catholic History, accessed May 15, 2021, https://diosavblackcatholichistory.omeka.net/items/show/19.