Sep 24, 2020
Gloria Singleton’s voice - its rich tones born of decades of experience - is hereby preserved for posterity. For more than a quarter century she was the friendly voice that answered the telephone at a hotel switchboard (back when folk did such things) and treated guests first and last as human beings. When she retired, it was the end of an era. Gloria and her husband Leroy followed jobs with IBM from upstate NY to the South as part of a “reverse migration” of African Americans to places like Atlanta and Charlotte. It wasn’t easy.