Gladys N. McNatt


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Gladys N. McNatt
Circa 1918 – October 24, 2020
Community Church of New York/Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro, North Carolina

  • Was one of fourteen children born to Roman and Annie Martin in Madison, North Carolina
  • Graduated from Fayetteville State University in 1942; was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame there in 1989 for her role on the school’s basketball team
  • Began teaching in the New York City Public Schools District, completing a master’s degree from the Teachers College of Columbia University during her career
  • Married Isaac McNatt, a fellow North Carolina native who had moved to New York to study law at St. John’s University, in 1946; moved to Teaneck, New Jersey in 1960; they were married until Isaac’s death in 2009
  • Member, UUA President’s Council and General Assembly Planning Committee
  • President, International Association of Liberal Religious Women
  • Enjoyed bicycling and tennis, playing competitively until she was in her 70’s, and avidly following the careers of Venus and Serena Williams
  • In 1971, along with her surviving siblings, established the Roman and Annie Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund