Edith Hamlin was born in 1912 in Hampton, Virginia, where she was raised. She was, and still is, very active in her community. She attended Union Street School in Hampton up until the ninth grade. She worked at Dixie Hospital from 1940-1941 before starting work in various domestic jobs. Her domestic jobs included working for Wilson Thorpe, principal of Hampton High School. She was a long time member and choir participant at Queen Street Baptist Church up until the late 2000s. She founded the Elegantes Fashion Show in the early 1990s and toured around the state presenting women’s fashion to various groups.
-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2014.