dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
25 november 1968 william h vines, ward 6 school board candidate

25 november 1968 william h vines, ward 6 school board candidate

#OTD 25 November 1968 William H. Vines was hopeful about the run-off school board election tomorrow. He was on the ballot with Martha Swaim, who was also vying for the sole Ward 6 seat.

Vine’s flyer states:

ELECT BILL VINES
FOR SCHOOL BOARD
EXPERIENCED
PARENT AND LEADER
FEARLESS
HONEST
a credit to
the community
YOUR MAN
ON THE
SCHOOL
BOARD

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors vote for Bill Vines? 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 you have photographs? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy Sumner School Museum & Archives. Gibbs Elementary School Record Book, 1968.

26 november 1968 martha swaim wins ward 6 school board seat

26 november 1968 martha swaim wins ward 6 school board seat

24 November 1968 & lanita proctor, ward 6 school board candidate

24 November 1968 & lanita proctor, ward 6 school board candidate