Powers, Georgia Davis, 1923-


"In 1968 Senator Georgia Powers became the first African American American, man or woman, to hold a seat in the Kentucky State Senate. Once in office, Senator Powers, a fighter for civil rights issues, introduced as her first bill a statewide fair housing law. During her twenty-one years in office, she sponsored civil rights legislation prohibiting sex, job, and age discrimination."--Kentucky Commission on Women website. http://women.ky.gov/initiatives/kwr/biogp.htm

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