Monday, April 22, 2013

Georgia R. Bates

Georgia R. Bates, the first African American to be employed in the county clerk’s office, working in the Chattel Mortgage office in September 1955.  Georgia was a graduate of Dunbar High School and attended West Virginia State College, where she studied business administration.

-John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader photographs

2013 Women's History Month exhibit by Deirdre Scaggs

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