Educational Administration, Department of


Date of this Version


Document Type



Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2020

doi: 10.32873/unl.dc.jwel.196

ISSN 2379-2191


Copyright 2020 Kelley J. Rice


Dr. Owens “contributed more to the welfare of her fellow man then many sighted people.”22 Her determination allowed her to manage her personal and business affairs, participate in civic organizations, and be a political activist. She had a passion to help others and at the age of 90, was still practicing her profession and active in her community. Those who knew her saw her as a “remarkable woman”23 and would fill her mailbox with cards expressing their sentiments. When asked how she was able to accomplish so much, Dr. Owens simply stated “I guess I succeeded in doing just about everything I attempted because I was too ignorant to know that a blind person is not supposed to step around in the world.”