Lois Morris: educator, activist

Lois Morris voter cardLois Morris (1919-1989) was an African American educator, social leader, civil right activist and political leader. She served three terms on the Louisville Board of Aldermen (1969-1975), and ran for the Democratic nomination for mayor in 1977. Among other achievements, Morris was founder and executive director of the National Black Women for Political Action; founder and president of the Louisville chapter of the National Council of Negro Women; vice-president of the Kentucky state chapter of the NAACP; and secretary of the Southern Black Political Caucus. Celebrated for her style as well as her substance, in 1963 Lois Morris was named one of the twenty-one best-dressed women by Ebony magazine. Learn more by reading the full collection description (finding aid)



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