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DuValle, Lucie N.

(born: 1868  -  died: 1928) 

Lucie [sometimes spelled Lucy] DuValle was the first female principal in Louisville public schools, the highest paid African American in the city. She also held the first parents meeting (later known as PTA). The Lucie N. DuValle Junior High School was named in her honor; the school opened in 1952 in the old Central High School building at 9th and Chestnut Streets. Four years later, the school moved to 3500 Bohne Avenue, and shared a building with the Joseph S. Cotter Elementary School. Thirty years later, the building was home to the Carter DuValle Education Center. The Park DuValle Neighborhood is located on the west end of Louisville. For more see The Encyclopedia of Louisville, p.260, ed. by J. E. Kleber.

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NKAA Entry: Louisville Central High School/Central High School Magnet Career Academy
NKAA Entry: Cotter, Joseph S., Sr.
NKAA Source: Encyclopedia of Louisville

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