|Honoring Willa Beatrice Brown|
|Tommie Birge sent us these and writes:|
On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, Stacy Norman Hammer, City Council Member and Tommie Birge, City Clerk represented the City of Glasgow by attending the Kentucky Women Remembered Ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. One of the highlights was the unveiling of the portrait of Willa Beatrice Brown who was born in Glasgow. Ms. Brown was an African-American aerospace pioneer, the first African-American woman to hold a commercial pilot's license in the United States and the first African-American female officer in the Civil Air Patrol. The other two honorees were: Honorable Crit Luallen and Joan Riehm.
Pictured with Mrs. Hammer and Mrs. Birge beside the portrait of Willa Brown, is her cousin from Glasgow, Jane Hayes.
The group photo represents members of Ms. Brown's family which were present for the unveiling of the portrait.