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Clement, Emma C. Williams

(born: 1874  -  died: 1952) 

Emma Clarissa Williams Clement lived in Louisville, KY. At the age of 71, she became the first African American to be named Mother of the Year. The recognition was made on Mothers Day, May 12, 1941, after Clement was select for the honor by the Golden Rule Foundation. Clement, born in Providence, RI, was the wife of George Clement, Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Louisville, and the mother of Rufus E. Clement and Ruth E. Clement Bond. For more see The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians, by A. A. Dunnigan; and "News from our file: fifty years ago," Marysville Journal-Tribune, 05/02/1996, p. 4.

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NKAA Entry: Clement, Rufus E.
NKAA Source: Fascinating story of Black Kentuckians : their heritage and traditions
NKAA Source: Marysville journal-tribune (newspaper)

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