Photographs and text from Women of Armstrong display (2007.) From Janet Stone's text: Standing tall among the opening day faculty of Armstrong Junior College in September 1935, Margaret Fortson was undoubtedly the best credentialed member of that small group of educators. With a Master's degree in English from the University of Georgia, followed by a certificate in French from the Sorbonne, and then a law degree from the University of Georgia, she taught English at Armstrong from the opening day until the 1950s. Along the way she married William Hugh Stephens and took time off for the birth of her two children. But for hundreds of Armstrong's early students who knew her either as Miss Fortson or Mrs. Stephens, she stood at the front of the classroom like a statuesque Greek goddess, drawing their attention to her love of literature and good writing.