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

Dillon, Celita L.

(born: 1967) 

In 2009, Master Celita L. Dillon from Louisville, KY, became the first African American woman master to be inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. At the time, she had studied martial arts for almost two decades and taught martial arts at the Newburg Boys and Girls Club.

For more see D. Poore, "Newburg woman scores first in martial arts," Courier-Journal (Louisville), Neighborhoods section, 4/22/2009, p. 11A.


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NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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