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Jennie B. Parker
Jennie Borden Parker was born October 26, 1919, in Illinois. After attending Greenville College, she worked as a school teacher, research assistant, and community activist. In 1951, Parker moved from Illinois to Greensboro when her husband, Dr. Franklin D. Parker, was appointed professor of history at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She quickly became active in interracial groups and served on the Interracial Commission in the mid-1950s. Parker became active in local politics in 1968 and helped to organize the Reformed Democrats. Parker died in Greensboro, North Carolina, on September 11, 1995, at the age of 75.