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In celebration of Womens History Month

In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. During this time the entire nation  honors the extraordinary achievements of American women

Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Adrienne McNeil Herndon, mother of Norris Bumstead Herndon and architect of the Herndon Home Museum. In dedication to the lasting legacy of Adrienne Herndon we have included in this months online news a poem written by Atlanta university student, A.H.W., at Atlanta University Professor Adrienne Herndon’s Death.

In Memoriam

Her form was full of beauty and of grace!

Her voice was strangely sweet and seemed to be

Full of caressing shadows, yet as free

And simple as a child’s voice.Then her face

Was pure and tranquil, there was not a trace

Of guile or meanness. Gentle sympathy,

Quick comprehension, – tho’ half timidly, –

She gave to everyone in every place.

Oh, pupils, friends, mother, husband, son,

Do not despair. Her beauty is not fled.

She lives forever and her voice has rung

A challenge to ye. Let the tears be shed

To noble purpose. Link your lives to One

Who lives. Oh, do not think of her as dead.


Follow us on social media to find little know facts and pictures of Adrienne all month long. 



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On November 22, 1950, Norris Herndon established The Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundation, Inc. The Foundation was established as a non-profit corporation to be used exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes.

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