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Ida Haslup Goode
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Ida Haslup Goode, a white woman from Sidney, Ohio, was married to industrialist W.H.C. Goode who owned the successful American Steel Scraper Company. Wealthy, Ida committed most of her life to community service —locally, statewide and nationally. Her dedication to Christian principles, the Methodist Church in the United States, and a pursuit of excellence in education was never ending. Ida gave over fourteen years (at an advanced age) to the founding and growth of Bennett College for Afro-American women, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Started in the mid 1920s with 10 students, enrollment, with her leadership, grew to more than 350 students in 1940. During her waning years, she served as the vice-president of the board of trustees. Today, Bennett College is a private United Methodist Church that offers a four-year liberal arts education for women. While open to women of all races, Bennett’s students are primarily of African-American descent.

 
'Black History' segment written in June, 1998 by David Lodge

 

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