Mittie Jean Ward Dixon

Mittie Jean Ward Dixon lived in the Newsome Park area of Newport News for the entirety of her childhood. Dixon attended all-black schools in the area. Dixon graduated from Carver High school and worked many different jobs and also had her own business. Dixon has been the president of the Carver Alumni Association for the past six years. The association was organized in 1982, and part of its purpose was to give scholarships to underprivileged children in the area. In August 2016, Carver High received a historical marker. Dixon was one of the people who worked diligently to make sure that happened. Dixon has two children, a son and a daughter, and four grandchildren. She married later in life but is now a widow.

-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2016.