StoryCorps: Heyward Wescott & Gail Cameron Wescott

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 Gail ​Cameron Wescott will celebrate her eighty-first birthday this year. When she was a teen in the 1940s, her family encouraged her to seek higher education and a life that fulfilled her. At StoryCorps, Gail told her son, Heyward, about the years that followed. 

Broadcast version of story that aired Tuesday, July 9, 2013

StoryCorps Atlanta comes to you in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, host of the Atlanta StoryCorps Studio.