Elmer Lucille Allen

Elmer Lucille’s Story

I decided to be a part of WLWC because it was a diverse group of educated ladies from Metro Louisville who wanted to make a difference in the Chickasaw Neighborhood. At the first meeting I knew only one person and that was Gwen Kelly. The most memorable part of WLWC was when we were meeting face to face with the community:  the interaction with the persons who painted the bricks; the persons whose photos were taken and placed on yard signs; and the dedication of the labyrinth when the community from Metro Louisville came together to celebrate and walk the labyrinth.  I am a people person.  I am a giver and not a taker.

Elmer Lucille’s Short Bio

Elmer Lucille Allen has been a volunteer for years and continues to serve her community in various capacities. She retired from Brown-Forman as Senior Analytical Chemist in 1997; she was the first African American chemist at Brown-Forman. She has received numerous awards for her distinction as a remarkable female leader, as well as for her artistic and community involvement. She is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, breast-cancer survivor, caregiver and artist. She is and has been very involved in the local and regional arts community, including past President of the KY Coalition for AFRO-American Arts, Inc, volunteer curator/director of Wayside Christian Mission’s Expressions Gallery, and a volunteer with the KY Center for African American Heritage and with Art of Dreams.

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