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2024 Lansing Legend: Hortense Canady presented by Lansing Community College

Hortense Golden Canady , a leader at local, state, and national levels and a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee came to Lansing with her husband, Dr. Clinton Canady, Jr. She later earned a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University.

Mrs. Canady has made invaluable contributions to Lansing. For example, she was the first African American elected to the Lansing Board of Education.

Mrs. Canady received many awards during her career. The Lansing YWCA presented her with the Diana Award for Community Service. She and her daughter were honored with the Michigan Women’s Foundation’s Women of Achievement and Courage Award and at the height of her career “Ebony Magazine” listed Mrs. Canady as one of the 100 Most Influential Americans.

 

Power 96.5 and Lansing Community College salutes Hortense Golden Canady 

A 2024 Lansing Legend 

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