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

Watkins, Luevenia

(born: 1934  -  died: 1998) 

Watkins was born in Hopkinsville, KY. She was the first African American woman to serve on the Hopkinsville, KY, City Council, beginning in 1987. She has received a great many awards, including the NAACP Magistrate Daniel Massie Award for NAACP Involvement Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. Her community service activity is quite extensive: she has been the Democratic chairperson for Ward 9, a volunteer for the S.S.D.A. Commodities Program, and a member of the Voter Registration Committee. For more see African American Biographies: profiles of 558 current men and women, by W. L. Hawkins; and "Hopkinsville has 3 blacks on city council," in the 1988 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Seventh Report by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, p. 17.


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NKAA Source: African American biographies : profiles of 558 current men and women
NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials

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“Watkins, Luevenia,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 14, 2021,

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