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Powell, Ruth Marie Davidson

(born: 1912  -  died: 2000) 

Ruth M. Davidson was born in Nebo, KY, the daughter of Sarah L. Winstead and John Davidson. 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. She graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1940 and Tennessee State University in 1953. Ruth M. Davidson Powell died in Nashville, TN, February 18, 2000. She was the wife of Rev. John L. Powell. 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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