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

Kidd, Mae Street

(born: February 8, 1904  -  died: October 20, 1999) 

Born in Millersburg, KY, Mae Street Kidd served the 41st district (Louisville) in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1968-1984. She sponsored a resolution to ratify the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U. S. Constitution; legislation for low-income housing in Kentucky; legislation to make Martin L. King's birthday a state holiday; and much other legislation. Kidd was a graduate of Lincoln Institute. The Mae Street Kidd Collection is housed at Kentucky State University. For more see Passing for Black, by W. Hall and M. S. Kidd; Who's Who Among African Americans, 13th ed.; Who's Who in American Politics, 1975-1998; and the Mae Street Kidd Wikipedia pagae. The Mae Street Kidd oral history recordings and transcripts are available online at the University of Louisville Libraries Digital Archives.

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NKAA Entry: Lincoln Institute (Lincoln Ridge, KY)
NKAA Source: Passing for Black : the life and careers of Mae Street Kidd
NKAA Source: Who's who among African Americans
NKAA Source: Who's who in American politics

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