Lillian Sue Bethel
Lillian Sue Bethel was born in Albany, Georgia and chose to attend City College in New York. But, she later decided to transfer back home and go to Albany State College in the early 1960s. It was her move from New York that would bring Bethel to the city during a tumultuous period that led to her involvement in the Albany Civil Rights Movement. She was in many of the protest demonstrations. After suspension, she was readmitted and graduated from Albany State College in 1964 with a major in psychology. She took her sense of assisting those in the community back to New York City, where she became a welfare services worker helping families in their time of need. She later became a social worker, continuing with the values from her time as an activist. It seems that helping others was something that has remained in her spirit as a retired trainer for those entering the profession of social work.