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Mullins, Pamela

(born: 1953) 

Pamela Mullins, of Covington, KY, was one of the first inductees to the Holmes [High School] Hall of Distinction for 2000-2001.

In 2007, she was inducted into the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Hall of Fame. Until Paul Mullins's election in 2007, Pamela Mullins had been the last African American elected to the School Board in Covington; she served from 1990-1997 and resigned to become the first African American woman elected to the Covington City Commission. She brought forward the ordinance that created the Covington Human Rights Commission.

Pamela Mullins is the daughter of the late Robert Mullins, who was a tenor in the "Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers," a male quintet that sings spirituals and gospel music.

Mullins is also the mother of Paul Mullins, the second African American elected to the Covington School Board, in 2007. A controversy clouded his election, but he was allowed to remain on the school board until a final decision was made: he was a school  bus driver when he won the election.

Pamela Mullins would go on to become the Covington Human Rights Commissioner.

For more, see Pamela Mullins in the 2007 Hall of Fame at the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights website; and T. O'Neill, "Mullins defends his right to serve," The Kentucky Post, 3/28/2007, News section, p. A2.

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