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Marieta Joyner

teacher, activist, and advocate for deaf adults in Raleigh, North Carolina, was born Effie C. Pointer, the daughter of Lucinda Pointer and Benjamin Hinton of Raleigh. Nothing is known about her parents. Between 1897 and 1908 Effie attended elementary school at the Joseph K. Brick School in Enfield and attended the First Congregational Church of Raleigh, which also maintained a school funded by the American Missionary Society. Effie was a committed student, and in June 1908 at age sixteen she was sponsored to go to the Hampton Institute. The identity of the sponsor is unclear, but once at Hampton she completed high school and had a smooth transition into college life. She continued her strong religious and benevolence mission by joining, and later becoming president of, the King's Daughter Society, an organization founded in 1886 in New York City as an international order to encourage the development ...