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Powell, Ruth M.

(born: 1912) 

Powell was born near Madisonville, KY. She published Lights and Shadows, a comprehensive history of the American Baptist Theological Seminary, in 1964. In 1979 she published Ventures in Education with Black Baptists in Tennessee. Powell graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1940 and Tennessee State University in 1953. For more see Who's Who in Religion, 2nd ed.


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NKAA Source: Lights and shadows; the story of the American Baptist Theological Seminary. 1924-1964
NKAA Source: Ventures in education with Black Baptists in Tennessee
NKAA Source: Who's who in religion

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