Constance Curry
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CURRY, Constance Winifred Connie Curry, activist, author, and historian, died with her sister Ann Curry by her side on June 20, 2020. She was 86. Connie's life's work represented a desire that every human being would come to know their Silver Rights. The daughter of Irish immigrants, she was a warrior for social justice across the country. Connie attended Agnes Scott College, where she graduated summa cum laude and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. A Fulbright Scholar, she authored and collaborated on several books including Deep in our Hearts and Silver Rights, for which she won the Lillian Smith Book Award. Her home in Midtown attracted dignitaries, legislators, novelists, historians, friends of the civil rights movement, the curious and, across the last 40 years, hundreds of cats. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Hazle Curry, her sister Eileen Curry and her stepbrother, Philip Holloway. She is survived by her sister Ann Curry (Enoch Hendry), and her nephews, Coran Hendry and Walker Hendry (Sara Jane Fogarty), her stepbrothers, Ian Holloway (Debbie) and William Holloway, and many cousins in Canada and the UK. The family wishes to thank these persons for their gentle loving care and support to Connie and her family: Dr. Camille Vaughan, Michelle Allen, LCSW, Stephanie Sudden, caregiver and friend, Loren and Susan Williams at "The House of Zen" in Decatur, and neighbors on Myrtle Street in Atlanta. A Celebration of Life is planned for a future date. Please visit to share memories, photos and tributes. To honor Connie's legacy, contributions can be made to the Southern Center for Human Rights: or SNCC Legacy Project:

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jun. 24, 2020.
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July 31, 2020
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Deborah Green
July 10, 2020
I have been searching for you and Mrs. Mae Bertha Carter for many years. I first met Ms. Curry in the 1990(s). I was very young writer working at a small newspaper in Dallas, Texas. I had the privilege of interviewing these ladies at the Fairmont Hotel. You were promoting your book Silver Rights. This interview changed my life. I felt as though you and Mrs. Carter had taken me on a trip through history and I was so grateful. I am so sad,that I will never be able to tell you how much that interview meant to my life and the woman I have always sought to become. I have talked about ya'll so many times. After a few years, I forgot your names but never your beautiful spirits. God bless your soul. I will remember ya'll always.
Tammy Leffall
July 9, 2020
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william eisenhauer
June 27, 2020
Connie was an awesome City of Atlanta employee that I served with for many years and a genuine good person. R.I.P.
Debra F. Harris
June 24, 2020
Well done my good and faithful servant.. thank you for all you did in this life to make it better for us all. Rest in perfect peace!
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