Georgia B. Gavin Walker

Honored by:Elsye G. Walker
Brick location:E:21  map

Georgia Walker was honored recently with a brick in the Plaza of Heroines. Her family chose to honor her not only for being a loving wife, mother of eight and grandmother of ten, but also for her many contributions to society’s youth.

Born in February 1932 in Laurel, Mississippi, Georgia Walker evolved into a teacher of minds young and old. Georgia and her husband, Chester, moved in the 1967 to Flint, Michigan looking for better job opportunities. She taught at Ralph Bunche School until she went to Pierce Elementary Creative Arts School in 1975. She received her undergraduate degree from Tugaloo College in Tugaloo, Miss., and got a master's degree in education from Michigan State University in 1970.

The Flint branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People honored Georgia with its Dorothy A. Dukes Evans Educator of the Year Award at the 15th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner in 1995. Georgia is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and American Business Women Association. At the age of 65, she is still teaching elementary school in the Flint School District.

Submitted on 2/5/97