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Grevious, Audrey Louise

(born: September 3, 1930  -  died: January 5, 2017) 

Born in Lexington, KY, Audrey Grevious was the daughter of Martha Sandusky Ross and James Washington. Audry Grevious was principal of Kentucky Village, a state reformatory school for delinquent boys. She became president of the Lexington Chapter of the NAACP during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. She was also involved in the Lexington Congress of Racial Equity (CORE). Grevious and Julia Lewis helped bring CORE and the NAACP together as a combined front for protests against segregation. Grevious was a graduate of Kentucky State University and Eastern Kentucky University.

For more see M. Eads and B. Musgrave, "Prominent Lexington civil rights activist, teacher Audrey Grevious dies," Lexington Herald-Leader, 01/09/2017, p.3A; and "Audrey Louise Ross Grevious, 1930-2017 - A 'determined' leader - in Lexington's civil - rights movement dies," Lexington Herald-Leader, 01/10/2017, p. 3A. See Audrey Louise Ross Grevious at Find A Grave.

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