Christine Fulwylie-Bankston

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Christine Boaz Jones Fulwylie-Bankston (January 16, 1916 – December 9, 1998) was an American educator, poet, publisher, and civil rights activist. She was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame in 1998.

Early life[edit]

Christine Boaz was born in Paducah, Kentucky. In 1974, she completed doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh.[1]

Career[edit]

Fulwylie taught beginning in 1937. In 1959, she was director of the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA in Louisville,[2] and part of the merger of the black and white branches of the YWCA in Kentucky. She was executive director of the Pittsburgh Negro Education Emergency Drive (NEED) in 1969.[3] She moved to Florida in 1981, and started a tutoring program in Pensacola.[1]

Books of poetry by Fulwylie include Steps to Free Worlds (1979),[4] In Whom We Trust (1987),[5] Different Colored Dreams (1994),[6] and Her Share: A Chronicle of Relationships During the Growth of America (1998).[7] She assisted in the writing of Beyond the Storm: An Extraordinary Journey (1997), a memoir by Florida midwife Gladys Nichols Milton,[8] and co-edited the 1993 anthology, When Black Folks was Colored: A Collection of Memoirs and Poems by Black Americans.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Christine Boaz married her second husband, DeLos Peyton Fulwylie, in 1970.[10] She was widowed when Fulwylie died in 1987.

Fulwylie-Bankston died in 1998, aged 82 years. That same year, she was named to the Florida Women's Hall of Fame.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Christine Fulwylie-Bankston, Florida Commission on the Status of Women.
  2. ^ "Teacher Named Head of Wheatley YWCA" Courier-Journal (August 26, 1959): 8.
  3. ^ "TokiTypes" Pittsburgh Courier (June 14, 1969): 11. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Christine B. Jones Fulwylie, Steps to Free Worlds (Dorrance & Co. 1979). ISBN 9780805926637
  5. ^ Christine B. J. Fulwylie, In Whom We Trust (New South Press 1987).
  6. ^ Christine B. Jones Fulwylie, Different Colored Dreams (Boaz-Fulwylie Press 1994). ISBN 9781885742025
  7. ^ Christine Fulwylie, ''Her Share: A Chronicle of Relationships During the Growth of America (Boaz-Fulwylie Press 1998). ISBN 9781885742162
  8. ^ Gladys Milton and Christine Fulwylie, Beyond the Storm: An Extraordinary Journey (Boaz-Fulwylie Press 1997). ISBN 9781885742056
  9. ^ Ora Wills, Christine Fulwylie, Mamie Webb Hixon, eds., When Black Folks was Colored: A Collection of Memoirs and Poems by Black Americans (African-American Heritage Society 1993).
  10. ^ "TokiTypes" Pittsburgh Courier (September 12, 1970): 12. via Newspapers.comopen access publication – free to read

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