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Bowles, Eva Del Vakia

(born: 1875  -  died: 1943) 

Eva Del Vakia 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 its first Conference 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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“Bowles, Eva Del Vakia,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 24, 2024,

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