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educator , journalist

Katherine Day Bourne, American journalist, educator. National Endowment of the Humanities journalism fellow, 1978; recipient Melnea A. Cass award Greater Boston Young Men’s Christian Association, 1984.


Bourne, Katherine Day was born on September 11, 1938 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Schuyler Vandervort and Elsie Marie (Mayo) Day.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Keene Teachers College, 1960. Master of Education, Harvard University, 1984.


Teacher Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, Massachusetts, 1960-1961. Arts editor Bay State Banner, Boston, 1966—2006. Director education Suffolk County House of Correction, 1979-1984.

Education coordinator Department Transitional Assistant, 1984—2002, retired, since 2002. Lead critic Kay Bourne Arts Report, since 2006. Arts writer EDGE Publications.

Adjunct scholar Northeastern University, since 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor music reviews to Christian Science Monitor.


Director relations Crime-out, Boston, 1983. Member Governor's Commission on Status of Women, 1970-1974. Co-founder, director Harvard-Radcliffe Forum Theatre, Cambridge, 1964-1968.

Board directors, member American Red Cross Greater Boston, 1987-1995, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Boston, 1978-1981. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting African-American literature, aerobics, photography, stamps, art relating to black history and life.


Married William Nettleton Bourne (deceased). Children: William Alexander, Katherine Loring.

Schuyler Vandervort Day

Elsie Marie (Mayo) Day

William Nettleton Bourne

William Alexander Bourne

Katherine Loring Bourne