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Senator Georgia Davis Powers

Georgia Davis Powers was the first African-American and woman elected to the Kentucky State Senate. She served in the Senate from 1968 -1989. Born in Springfield, KY, Georgia was an influential member of the Civil Rights Movement, and a confidante of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout her life, Senator Powers was committed to equal rights and fought for causes to prohibit discrimination in schools, workplaces, and housing on the basis of race, sex, and age. During her term, she was “regarded as the leading advocate for blacks, women, children, the poor, and the handicapped.” Use the QR Code for more infomation about Senator Powers

Books written by Georgia Davis Powers:

“Celia’s Land”

“I Shared the Dream”

Read more about Senator Georgia Powers below:

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights 



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