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Luska J. Twyman (May 19, 1913 – January 28, 1988) was a Kentucky politician and World War II veteran. Born in Hiseville, Kentucky in 1913, Twyman became Kentucky's first African American mayor in 1968 when he became mayor of Glasgow, Kentucky.

He was an alumnus of Kentucky State University a 1936 initiate of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, Alpha Upsilon chapter, and appointee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.[1] During his tenure as mayor, Twyman was also the principal of Ralph Bunche School, which originally was the city's school for African-Americans before integration. After integration, the school became the sixth-grade school for the entire Glasgow Independent School District. The Luska J. Twyman Memorial Park in Glasgow, Kentucky is named for him.


  1. Notable Kentucky African Americans Database University of Kentucky library

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