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Martha Blakeney Hodges: From Farmerette to First Lady of North Carolina

Martha Blakeney Hodges Little did Martha Blakeney realize when she first visited the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion during the 1940s, that one day she would find herself in residence as the First Lady of the state. One of six daughters of a Monroe, North Carolina, landowner, Martha Blakeney sought higher education at the State Normal […]