Susanne Henry was born and grew up in Mableton, Georgia. Her father was a sharecropper and produce seller and her mother worked at Whittier Cotton Mill. She initially attended Washington Street Elementary School in Austell, Georgia, before the school system was integrated and Harmony-Leland Elementary School afterwards. She has worked at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgia, since 2003. Henry is the sister of Mary Ward Cater, Gwendolyn Dillard, and Miriam Culver.
Interview with Susanne Henry transcript, 2009-10-30, Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights series, 2009-2010, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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