Clara Garrett Jenkins was born in the Happy Flat section of Marietta, Georgia, and grew up in the Baptist Town area. She attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated in 1951 from the Freedman's Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., which later became the Howard University Division of Nursing. Mrs. Jenkins returned to Marietta and immediately began work at Kennestone Hospital, which was segregated at the time. She was active in the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (Black PTA), during segregation, as well as the Parent Teacher Association after integration.
Interview with Clara Garrett Jenkins transcript, 2009-10-19, 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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