Their son, Kenneth Carter, purchased the property when his mother died. He taught in the Marietta school system for 48 years, starting in 1962 at Lemon Street High School where he had graduated 10 years prior.
Kenneth’s wife, Jeanie, also taught at Marietta city schools and helped them integrate after segregation. She went on to become the first Black woman to be elected to the Marietta City School Board, where she served for 16 years.
“As a family, we are taking this time to reflect on the significance of this place and the Carter family’s legacy in the City of Marietta, and to express appreciation for this honor,” Marcus Carter said.