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Williams, Pauline E. Lewis

(born: November 11, 1911  -  died: September 4, 2005) 

Pauline L. Williams was born in Trenton, KY. She moved to Chicago in 1927 and later became the first African American woman to serve on the Evanston Plan Commission. Williams was also a member of the Urban League, and president of the Woman's Auxiliary at the Community Hospital and later became president of the board of directors at the hospital. She was also president of the board of directors of the Evanston Historical Society and creator of the African American exhibits, "The Sick Can't Wait" and "Your Presence is Requested." Pauline L. Williams was an active member of the YWCA, she served on the board and was president of the board in 1978. Pauline L. Williams was the widow of Melvin Williams, and she was the daughter of Gaither Lewis and Molly Smith Torain. For more see J. Bourke, "Pauline Williams," Evanston Review, 09/08/2005, News section, p. 151; Pauline L. Williams in the "Obituary" section of the Chicago Sun-Times, 09/06-07/2005; and the Pauline L. Williams entry in the Evanston Women's History Project (online).

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NKAA Source: Evanston review (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Chicago sun-times (newspaper)

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“Williams, Pauline E. Lewis,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 21, 2020, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/1374.

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