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Powers, Georgia D.

(born: 1923  -  died: 2016) 

Born in Springfield, KY, Georgia Davis Powers was the first African American and woman in the Kentucky Senate (1967-1988); she served five four-year terms. She was also the first African American woman on the Jefferson County Executive Committee, where she pushed for, among other reforms, an Equal Rights Amendment resolution and the Displaced Homemaker's law. Powers is the author of Celia's Land: a historical novel. The Georgia Powers Collection is at the Kentucky State University Library's Special Collections and Archives. For more see Women in World History. A Biographical Encyclopedia and I Shared the Dream, by G. D. Powers. See also the NKAA entry for Celia Mudd.



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NKAA Entry: Mudd, Celia
NKAA Source: Celia's land: a historical novel
NKAA Source: Women in world history. A biographical encyclopedia
NKAA Source: I shared the dream : the pride, passion, and politics of the first Black woman senator from Kentucky

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