Bowdre remembered during Black History Month

The DeSoto County Museum is recognizing Black History Month with a special exhibit portraying the work of Gemenie Bowdre. The Historic DeSoto Foundation board of directors dedicated the exhibit, titled “African-American Literacy in DeSoto County During Segregation and Integration,” in honor of the late longtime educator in DeSoto County. Board members and honored guests are as follows: (Front Row) Dr. Edith Robinson, former DeSoto County Board of Education Board Member Pat Hurt, representing Bowdre, along with museum board members Stephanie Strohm, board president Rebecca Thompson and (back row) Jim Flanagan, Barry Bouchillon, Harvey Ferguson and museum curator Robert Long.

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