From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Flippin, J. C.

(born: 1933  -  died: 1991) 

Born in Franklin, KY, Flippin was the first African American councilman elected to office in Franklin, in 1977 (prior African American members were appointed). He served in Korea and earned a sharpshooter's medal. For more see "Mayor, 45 councilmen are black city officials," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 17.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials

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