Wednesday, May 14, 2008

First black person on the Board of Education


Picture is from the late 1950's or 1960's

Miss Willie Boyd was a member at Mount Vernon Baptist church on Pinson Street in Newnan GA. She graduated from Fort Valley State and New York State University. She was an educator who taught for 41 years in the Coweta County Schools. She was the first black person elected to the Coweta County Board of Education. She was involved with numerous civics and religious organizations. She was the past chairperson of the Program and Legislative Committees of the Coweta County Association of Retired Educators, secretary and treasurer of the Ladies Cooperative Club and a member of the Board of Directors of the Pine Valley Girl Scouts. She was a devoted member of Mount Vernon where she headed the Missionary Board, Deaconess Board, Youth Commission and Mothers Board.

I want to thank Harvey Elom for information and pictures of Miss Boyd.

1 comment:

Laurita Olmstead said...

Miss Wille Boyd taught me at Ruth Hill Elementry School in the late 60's early 70's. I really loved Miss Boyd and enjoyed her as a teacher.