Millie Dunn Veasey

Millie Dunn Veasey
Born(1918-01-31)January 31, 1918
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
DiedMarch 9, 2018(2018-03-09) (aged 100)
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Alma materSt. Augustine's University (formerly St. Augustine's College)
North Carolina Central University
OccupationActivist, World War II Veteran

Millie Dunn Veasey (January 31, 1918 – March 9, 2018)[1] was an American veteran, who served from 1942 to 1945 in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC).[2] [3]

After returning home from World War II, she worked as executive secretary at St. Augustine’s University and was active in the civil rights movement with the Raleigh-Wake Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where she became president in 1965.[4]

Early life

Veasey was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, just nine blocks away from the North Carolina State Capitol building[5] as one of six children in the family.[6] She was named for her grandmother, Millie Gunter Henry, who inspired her by continually seeking to serve others, through work at Raleigh's First Baptist Church on Wilmington Street, where Veasey attended.[2]

Veasey attended Washington High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.[7] After graduating from Washington, Veasey worked with the Wake County extension agent before joining the Army.[8]

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