From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Grevious, Audrey L.

(born: 1930  -  died: 2017) 

Born in Lexington, KY, Audrey 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 Audrey Grevious in Pass the Word, Interviews at the Kentucky Historical Society; M. Eads and B. Musgrave, "Prominent Lexington civil rights activist, teacher Audry Grevious dies," Lexington Herald-Leader online, 01/09/2017, 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.

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NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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