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Wiggins, Bobbie Reeves

(born: 1949  -  died: ) 

Wiggins, born in Paducah, KY, is an educator, performer, author and writer. In the 1970s, she performed in movies and other productions, including Abby, Sheba Baby, and Combat Cops / Zebra Killer, which were 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, a free publication. Wiggins was a school teacher for 13 yeas in Dallas, TX, and 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 to help young learners who have difficulty grasping language rules and fundamentals. Wiggins is the author of The Legacy of Woodland. She 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. Wiggins is a sister to Loretta Reeves Stewart. This information is presented, with permission, from Bobbie R. Wiggins biography.


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NKAA Entry: Stewart, Loretta Reeves
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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