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Powers, Georgia D.
Birth Year : 1923
Born in Springfield, KY, Georgia Davis Powers was the first African American and woman in the Kentucky Senate; she served five four-year terms. She was also the first African American woman on the Jefferson County Executive Committee, where she pushed for, among other reforms, an Equal Rights Amendment resolution and the Displaced Homemaker's law. Powers is the author of Celia's Land: a historical novel. The Georgia Powers Collection is at the Kentucky State University Library's Special Collections and Archives. For more see Women in World History. A Biographical Encyclopedia and I Shared the Dream, by G. D. Powers. See also the NKAA entry for Celia Mudd. There are several oral history interviews with Georgia D. Powers in the oral history collection at the University of Kentucky; contact the department. Listen online to the interview with Senator Georgia M. Powers within the Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project at the Kentucky Digital Library.
Listen to an online interview.
See photo image and additional information about Senator Powers at the African American Registry website.
Subjects: Authors, Politicians, Politics, Appointments & Elections, Legislators, Kentucky
Geographic Region: Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky