Fannie R. (Hicks) Givens

Fannie R. (Hicks) Givens (1864-1947) was one of the first African American policewomen in Louisville. She was president of the Baptist Women’s Missionary Convention as well as head of the art department at Simmons College. Her students’ work was exhibited at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago. Image from the “Golden Jubilee of the General Association of Colored Baptists in Kentucky.”