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Alma Randolph, gospel singer/community activist

Ohio County native Alma Randolph is a community relations specialist, founder of a charitable foundation for children, and gospel singer.

Elected to the Beaver Dam City Commission at the age of 24, Randolph was the first female and the first African American to be elected to a public office in Ohio County. She was appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights by Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

The Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation was established in 1993 to provide new back-to-school clothing for disadvantaged children. Since then, the organization has provided new clothing for more than 9,300 children.

A well-known gospel singer, Randolph has performed at conventions, civic events, political events and churches around the United States, the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands.

She was the recipient of the Business and Professional Women’s Organization 2006 Lift up the Leaders award, the Kentucky Education Association’s Diversity Committee’s 2003 Award for Civil and Human Rights in Education, and the NAACP’s 2001 Dr. Herman E. Floyd Award for Community Service, among many others.

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