Josephine Whitsett – One of Charlottesville’s “Distinguished Dozen”
Charlottesville has undergone some major transformations in the past eight decades. Schools have been desegregated. Neighborhoods have changed. The population has increased, as has traffic.
Josephine Lightfoot Whitsett, 84, has seen it all. Whitsett, who lives in the same house on Page Street in which she was born, worked as an educator in the city school system for nearly four decades and remains active in the community both through her public service sorority – Delta Sigma Theta – and her church – Ebenezer Baptist on Sixth Street.I cant even fathom the number of lives she has touched, said Jacqueline Estes, who attended city schools and has taught at Charlottesville High School for 29 years. Shes made a big impact across the city of Charlottesville on so many people, especially children. (…Read the rest of the story)Josephine Whitsett is a charter member of the Gamma Iota (Hampton University) and Charlottesville Alumnae chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was also instrumental in the chartering of the Kappa Rho (UVA) chapter, and she remains an active Charlottesville Alumnae member.