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

Wiggins, Bobbie Reeves

(born: 1949) 

Bobbie Reeves Wiggins, born in Paducah, KY, is an educator, performer, author and writer. In the 1970s, she performed in movies and other productions, including Abby (4th item on the site), Sheba Baby, and Combat Cops/ Zebra Killer (3rd item on the site), all produced by Louisville, KY, native William B. Girdler, Sr.

Wiggins was also a features writer with West Kentucky News, Kentucky Voice, The Paducah Sun, and Paducah Parenting and Family Magazine.

Wiggins was a school teacher for 13 years in Dallas, TX; in 1995 she received the Junior Women's League Award for Innovative Teaching. Using the education grant she received in 1995, Wiggins wrote and recorded Rap N Learn in 2000 and It's a Rap in 2002. Both CDs contain curriculum-based songs geared toward helping young learners who have difficulty grasping language rules and fundamentals. She is the author of The Legacy of Woodland.

Wiggins is a graduate of Lone Oak High School and Murray State University, where she received a B.A. in speech and English and an M.A. in speech and theater. She is a sister of Loretta Reeves Stewart.

This information is presented, with permission, from Bobbie R. Wiggins' biography.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Sheba, baby (video)
NKAA Source: West Kentucky news (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Kentucky voice (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Paducah sun (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Rap n learn (sound recording)
NKAA Source: It's a rap (sound recording)
NKAA Source: The Legacy of Woodland

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NKAA Entry:  Stewart, Loretta Reeves

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