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Hawkins, Francine A. Taylor Coulter

(born: September 26, 1949) 

Born in Danville, KY, Francine T. Coulter was elected to the Danville Independent School Board in 1977. She was the first African American elected to the school board. Coulter was a stenographer with South Central Bell. She was also a decorator; she completed the Drapery Specialist School in Indianapolis, IN, in 1973. The Danville School Board appointed Francine T. Coulter to the Title IX (sex discrimination) Advisory and Grievance Committee in 1975. 

For more see "17 blacks are local school board members," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report, by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 24; "Three file for school boards," Danville Advocate-Messenger, 08/27/1976, front page; see Francine Coulter in "Carter wins in election at Bate," Kentucky Advocate, 10/31/1976, p.24; "Health program plan authorized," Danville Advocate-Messenger, 12/16/1975, front page; "Rainbow Draperies and Interior Decorators," Kentucky Advocate, 10/07/1973, p.2.

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