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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

AFRICAN AMERICAN : AMERICAN " ANNA SIMMS BANKS " WAS AN EDUCATOR AND POLITICAL FIGURE FROM WINCHESTER KENTUCKY : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS ",

BLACK    SOCIAL    HISTORY                                                                                                              Anna Simms Banks


Ann B. Simms Banks
Born1862
Louisville, Kentucky
Died1923
Winchester, Kentucky
OccupationSuffragist, orator, politician
Spouse(s)William Webb Banks
Parent(s)Isabella and Marcus (or Marquis) Simms
Anna Simms Banks (1862–1923) was an African-American educator and political figure from Winchester, Kentucky. After women gained the right to vote in the United States in 1920, she was a fully credited delegate at the 7th Congressional District RepublicanConvention in Kentucky, reported to be the first African-American female to hold such a position in the southern part of the United States.[1][2]

Family life

Banks was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She was married to William Webb Banks, who was politically active about the issue of civil rights for African-Americans.[3]