24 November 1968 & lanita proctor, ward 6 school board candidate
#OTD-ish 24 November 1968 Lanita Proctor was one of the Ward 6 candidates for school board in the general election on 5 November 1968. A run-off election was required because there were 89 candidates for 11 seats., 8 ward seats and three at-large seats. Proctor did not advance to the run-off election, William H. Vines and Martha Swaim advanced to the run-off election to be held on 26 November.
Proctor’s flyer stated:
Lanita Proctor will fight for:
COMMUNITY CONTROL OF SCHOOLS
SPECIAL READING PROGRAMS
BETTER SCHOOL FACILITIES
IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS
Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors vote for Lanita Proctor? Did you vote for school board candidates? Who did you vote for? Where did you vote? Were you happy to be able to vote in the first local election of the 20th century? Did you work the polls? Do have photographs? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy Sumner School Museum & Archives. Gibbs Elementary School Record Book, 1968.