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Alice Fowler

USD 497 Board Member

Liberty Memorial High School




Alice (Moore) Fowler was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1934 and moved to Lawrence when she was three months old. Her grandparents on her father's side grew up in slavery.

Her great-grandparents on her mother's side were instrumental in founding Lawrence's Progressive Educational Association.

Alice grew up in North Lawrence at 412 Locust, where she still lives. She attended the segregated elementary Lincoln School, and then mixed-race junior and senior high schools.

After graduating from Liberty Memorial High School in 1952, she attended KU. She married in 1955 and is the mother of five children, four of whom are still living.

She has been a life-long member of the First Regular Missionary Baptist Church.

Alice has worked at the Lawrence Fire Department and Senior Center and served as a member of the USD 497 School Board.

She was instrumental in starting the African American Oral History Project.

She has been widely honored for her volunteer and leadership positions in the Lawrence community.

Alice Fowler
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