Friday, March 24, 2006

Edythe Gaines: 1922-2006

Edythe Gaines was a Hartford "first" in two respects: She was the first African-American to lead the city school system and the first woman to do so. Gaines, whose tenure as superintendent of schools lasted from 1975 to 1978, died Thursday morning at the age of 83, according to the Hartford Courant.

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