Grevious, Audrey, 1930-


As president of the Lexington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Audrey Grevious worked with Julia Lewis, president of the Congress on Racial Equality, to organize picketing of a neighborhood grocery store, protests at Lexington theaters, and sit-ins at dime-store food counters. The unusual level of cooperation between the two organizations and their careful communication with movement participants and police contributed to a peaceful achievement of goals. Grevious, born in 1930, attended segregated schools, where she was nourished by excellent teachers and was inspired to become a teacher herself. She worked for many years at Kentucky Village (formerly Greendale Reformatory; currently called Blackburn) and later taught in the Fayette County Public Schools.

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