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logo for National Education Association's 20th annual Read Across America event

Read Across America

Reading to and with your child opens up a world of possibilities. In 1997, a small group at NEA (National Education Association) decided that reading should be celebrated, like a pep rally celebrates sports.  

Senator Harper was a member of Metro Council from 1983 - 1991, prior to her election to the State Senate seat in 1991.

Shattering the TN State Senate Ceiling

In honor of African American History Month, I'm recognizing the first African American woman elected to the Tennessee State Senate—Senator Thelma Harper of District 19. Prior to her 1991 historic election to the State Senate, Harper served 8 years on Davidson County's Metro Council.  

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