NASW Foundation National Programs
NASW Social Work Pioneers®
Amanda Odelle Carmichael
(1906 - 1995)
Amanda Carmichael was born on April 20, 1906. She received her AB from Alabama College in 1926, and her MSW degree from Tulane University in 1946.
She was public welfare director in two different counties in Alabama. She was then state office field representative, director of war services, and director of information services. Another position she held was president of the Alabama Conference of Social Work.
She had outstanding leadership as legislative liaison with the Alabama Legislature from 1940-1960, and supervisor of publications.
Social Work Pioneer - 1992