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

Alleyne, Delores Gordon

(born: 1932) 

Delores Gordon Alleyne was the first African American woman admitted to the University of Louisville Medical School, from which she graduated in 1957. Dr. Alleyne was born in Pulaski, TN, her family later moving to Louisville. She attended Louisville Municipal College for Negroes; when the school was closed, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Alleyne has taught at several medical schools; she retired in 1999 as a pediatrician with the Los Angeles County Health Department.

For more see Donna L. Smith, "Crenshaw UMC & Save Our Sons Honor Prison Ministry Founders," April 14, 2014, at the Los Angeles Sentinel website; and Delores Alleyne's graduation photograph at her daughter's (Dr. Rebecca Alleyne), Twitter feed.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Jefferson County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Louisville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Outside Kentucky Place Name

Item Relations

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Louisville Municipal College for Negroes

Related Entries Citing this Entry


Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Alleyne, Delores Gordon,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 25, 2024,

Last modified: 2021-05-24 17:14:25