By Jeff Benton | 11:00 PM, Apr. 12, 2011 | www.montgomeryadvertiser.com
Juliette Hampton Morgan (1914-1957) was born in Montgomery, a third- generation Alabamian and seventh-generation Southerner. She was descended from a Georgia state senator and was related to Confederate Gen. Wade Hampton, who became the epitome of Southern resistance to attempts to establish a new socio-economic order after the Civil War. Her father unsuccessfully campaigned for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1938.
Juliette Morgan was the only child of Frank and Lila Morgan of Montgomery, Alabama . Morgan attended the best schools and graduated near the top of her class in college and graduate school. She was a public school teacher and a librarian. Later in her life, she was the director of research at the Montgomery Public Library—a respected position for an upper class, white woman.