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Shanklin, Barbara

Barbara Shanklin of Louisville, KY was awarded the Anderson Laureate Award in 2006. She was elected to serve on the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Council in 2002 and was the first woman and the first African American to serve as president.

Shanklin, a teacher, dedicated activist, and civic leader, had previously served as Majority Caucus Chair of the Council. She is a graduate of Central High School, Waterson College (associate degree), McKendree College (B.A.), Webster University (M.A.), and Spalding University (Ed. D.).

For more see "Anderson Laureate Award Winner Announced - During the 2006 Governor's EEO Conference," 10/20/2006, by the Kentucky Commission on WomenDr. Barbara Shanklin biography, on the website; The Honorable Dr. Barbara Shanklin on p. 127 in Who's Who in Black Louisville; and "Barbara Shanklin" on the Ballotpedia website.

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