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

Morrow, Dorothy L.

In 1977, Dorothy Morrow was the only African American woman in Kentucky holding a city council post. A head nurse at Lynch Medical Center, she was the first African American woman on the Lynch City Council; appointed to fill a vacancy in 1974, she was then elected in 1977.

For more see "Mayor, 45 councilmen are black city officials," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 20; African American Miners and Migrants: the Eastern Kentucky Social Club, by P. J. Obermiller; "Mrs. Dorothy L. Morrow, Registered Nurse in Coal Country," African American and Cherokee Nurses in Appalachia: A History, 1900-1965, p. 70, at Google Books

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