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SOLD Original "Dorothy Hollingsworth" 98 yrs old, former Seattle School Board President

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SOLD Original "Dorothy Hollingsworth" 98 yrs old, former Seattle School Board President

from 75.00

This is a portrait of Dorothy L. Hollingsworth was born on October 29, 1920 in Bishopville, South Carolina. Her family moved to North Carolina when she was young. She graduated from Paine College in 1941. In 1946 she moved to Seattle with her husband. She worked as a social worker in Seattle's Central District in the 1950s and 1960s.

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This is a portrait of Dorothy L. Hollingsworth was born on October 29, 1920 in Bishopville, South Carolina. Her family moved to North Carolina when she was young. She graduated from Paine College in 1941. In 1946 she moved to Seattle with her husband. She worked as a social worker in Seattle's Central District in the 1950s and 1960s.

Hollingsworth became the first director of Seattle Public SchoolsHead Start program in 1965. She was elected to the Seattle School Board in 1975,[1] serving in that role until 1981. She was the first black woman in the state of Washington to serve as president and the school board.[2] She also served as director of early childhood education for Seattle and was a member of the Washington State Board of Education.[3]


In the same year, Hollingsworth launched a successful campaign to become the first black woman elected to the Seattle School Board in its 93 year history.  She joined the first female majority on the School Board and served there until 1981. Hollingsworth’s tenure was controversial. Her election allowed the black community to have a voice in their children’s educational futures but Hollingsworth favored a contentious program of school busing to promote racial integration and thus drew intense criticism from a number of black, white, and Asian activist groups opposed to busing.

Ms. Hollingsworth is ninety-eight years old, and is enjoying life with her Daughter, Son, Joy(her favorite grand-daughter) and grandson and her extended family. Her who husband Raft Hollingsworth, proceeded in the next life was an aero-engineer at the Boeing Company.

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