orn in Kenya in 1949, she defied societal expectations, embodying courage, and sacrifice for her family. She exuded resilience and determination throughout her life. Through profound love, she instilled values of resilience and integrity in her children. Fierce and passionate, she paved the way for her future generations, breaking barriers and shattering glass ceilings. Her nurturing spirit and unwavering support empowered us to pursue our dreams, leaving an indelible mark on our lives. Her profound impact and her legacy will live on through grateful hearts, continuing to inspire and empower us for generations. We love you, mom❤️
Dr. Abelle Palmore Nivens, our Grandmother was a powerful civic leader and an extraordinary force in education.Born May 16, 1916 as the 10th child of Abraham a brick mason and Minnie a teacher in Graniteville, SC. She attended Bettis Academy boarding school, earned a BA from South Carolina State, & a Master's from Columbia Univ. in NYC. She had a successful 73 year teaching career, working first at a 1 teacher School, followed by Aiken County public schools. In 1978 opening her pre-kindergarten school the Minnie Palmore House Learning Center in Graniteville S.C.. She left us with these words, “God gave me a task and a chance to free children from chains of ignorance and for as long as I live and breathe, I will continue to help people achieve”.