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Sarah Kathryn "Kathie" Farnell

Profile Updated: February 25, 2015
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Foley, AL USA
Jack Purser
Yes! Attending Reunion
Biography / Comments:

I graduated from University of Montevallo in 1973 and University of Alabama Law School in 1977. After 20 years as a lawyer, I retired to produce programming for public television and radio. The radio documentary Remembering Slavery which I co-produced won the Gabriel Award and New York Festivals Gold Medal in 1999. I retired again in 2012 and enjoy living near the Gulf of Mexico with my husband, Jack Purser, who is a part-time Methodist minister.

School Stories:

In school I enjoyed working on the North Tower and being in the OOE program my senior year--I got out of school half a day and was paid for the privilege! Since this was the Sixties, I also worked on an underground newspaper called, if I remember correctly, The Truth. My favorite teacher was George W. Thompson, also the first black teacher I ever had. People are still amazed when I tell them that we had 650+ students in our graduating class.