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Sun, 03.19.1905

Dorothy Hayne Whiteside, Educator born.

Dorothy Hayne Whiteside

Dorothy Hayne Whiteside was born on this date in 1905. She was a Black teacher and sorority administrator.

She was born in Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of Robert Hanley and Rhoda Samuels.  After graduating from Shortridge High School, Whiteside entered the Indianapolis City Normal School. In 1922, when training as a cadet teacher, she met the teachers who became her best friends and founders of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Whiteside taught school until 1951, when she retired and later helped her husband to develop a business. She also started her own millinery business and worked with her church and other organizations. After the death of her husband, she ran their business from 1955 until 1957 and returned to teaching in 1959, where she remained until her retirement in 1970.  Dorothy Hayne Whiteside died on June 18, 1985, at 80.

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