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Bowles, Eva Del Vakia

(born: 1875  -  died: 1943) 

Bowles was born in Albany, OH, the daughter of John H. and Mary J. Porter Bowles. Her first employment was teacher at the Chandler Normal School in Lexington, KY; Bowles was the first African American teacher at the school. She was secretary of the YWCA Subcommittee on Colored Work when the first Conference on Colored Work was held in Louisville, KY, in 1915. Bowles was a leader in the YWCA. For more see the Eva Del Vakia Bowles entry in Black Women in America [database].


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NKAA Entry: Howard School / Normal Institute / Chandler Normal School / Webster Hall (Lexington, KY)
NKAA Entry: YWCA Subcommittee on Colored Work
NKAA Source: Black women in America, 2nd ed. (database)

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