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Edwards, Sallie Nuby

(born: 1910) 

Born in Beaumont, KY, Sallie N. Edwards participated in the March on Washington Movement of 1941, and the American Council on Human Rights. She was a social worker. She wrote articles that appeared in Southwestern Christian Advocate and other magazines and taught at Stowe Teachers College in St. Louis, MO (now Harris-Stowe State University). Sallie N. Edwards was educated at Ohio State, St. Louis University, and Fisk University. She was the associate executive director of the San Francisco YWCA, and executive secretary of the St. Louis County YWCA [source: "Nothern Leader," Los Angeles Tribune, 01/03/1958, p.11]. In 1950, she was president of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorrority [source: Cogressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 82nd Congress, First Session, vol. 97, part 2, March 2, p.1802, online at Google Books]. Sallie N. Edwards was the widow of Leonard Edwards, who was from Jamaica; he died in a car accident in 1954. For more see Supplement to Who's Who in Colored America, 1950.

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NKAA Source: Southwestern Christian advocate (periodical)
NKAA Source: Los Angeles tribune (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America, supplement : an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)
NKAA Source: Congressional record : proceedings and debates of the ... Congress (serial)

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