Carolyn Elaine Beard Humphries

  • First black student to receive a high school diploma from Loyd Star before or after integration
  • First black female to integrate the YWCA located on State Street in Jackson, MS
  • First Loyd Star Community Columnist
  • Committee member, helping to organize the first Progress school reunion, first Eva Hall Harris reunion, and first Lincoln county schools reunion
  • Degree in Education, working at Progress Headstart Center, Loyd Star School, Martin Elementary School, and Brookhaven Elementary School
  • Member of Damascus M.B. Church
  • Married to Kirby L. Humphries, proud mother and grandmother.
Carolyn Elaine Beard Humphries