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A composite photograph showing members of the 1941 spring class of Williams Institute of Mortuary Science located in Kansas City, Kansas. Xavia Hightower Howard, from Wichita, Kansas, was a member of the class. Her mother Victoria Murdoch-Hightower owned and operated Citizens Funeral Home. After her mother's death in 1942, Xavia became the proprietor of Citizens Funeral Home. She was the first female African-American licensed funeral director and embalmer in Kansas. Xavia was active in the community serving on many committees and boards. She retired from the funeral business in 1998.

Date: 1941

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Item Number: 223611
Call Number: FK2.W7 K.76 WI *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223611

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