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

Nwangwa, Shirley A. Bacon

(born: 1944  -  died: 1996) 

Born Shirley Bacon in Christian County, KY, she received her B.A. in elementary education from Lane College in 1966 and her M.S. in public health and community organization from the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill in 1970. She was employed by the Halifax County Health Department and worked in the area of teenage pregnancy. Nwangwa was the executive producer of the film, The Eye Can Story, a 30-minute documentary created to promote the self-esteem of teenagers and to deter early sexual involvement. For more see Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays, by G. L. Peterson, Jr.


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NKAA Source: The Eye can story (videorecording)
NKAA Source: Contemporary Black American playwrights and their plays : a biographical directory and dramatic index

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“Nwangwa, Shirley A. Bacon,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 30, 2021,

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