“I could not let today go by without honoring Mrs. Mimms,” said Senator Jerry P. Rhaods, D-Madisonville, who sponsored Senate Resolution 108 honoring Mimms. “Not only are we recognizing Mrs. Mimms on her birthday, but also for her decades of public service in the teaching of students.”
In 1956, she attended the commencement ceremony for her son, Ronald, at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.
Following that ceremony, they immediately drove to her own commencement at Morehouse College in Atlanta, accomplishing a rare feat of mother and son graduating from college in the same year.
Her husband, the late Lester Mimms, was the first African American to be appointed principal of an integrated public school in Kentucky.
Senator Rhoads is pleased to report that she remains in good health to this day.
Information provided by Leslie Caudill
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