Jacksonville Women Honored for Achievements under Voting Rights Act
We are so proud of how these women fought to represent our communities!
According to an article in the Times-Union, fifty years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, 14 prominent Jacksonville women were “honored for not only pushing for the abilities given to them and millions of others under the Voting Rights Act, but aiming for some of the highest offices in the city, state and nation.” The presentation was part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 held at the Jacksonville Main Library. We are so very proud of how these women fought to represent our city, state and nation. Thank you!
The women who were honored:
Mary L. Singleton, Jacksonville City Council, passed away in 1980
Sally B. Mathis, Jacksonville City Council, passed away in 1982
Betty Holzendolf, state representative and senator
Gwendolyn Gibson, Duval County School Board member
Margaret McQueen, Jacksonville Beach City Council, passed away in 2013
Gwendolyn Leaphart, Civil Service Board, passed away in 2013
Corrine Brown, U.S. Congress
Gwendolyn Chandler, Jacksonville City Council
Pauline Davis, Duval County judge
Jackie Brown, mayoral candidate, passed away in 2007
Jennifer Carroll, Florida lieutenant governor (also former state representative)
Kimberly Daniels, Jacksonville City Council
Brenda Priestly Jackson, clerk of court candidate (also former School Board member)
Tracy Davis, supervisor of elections candidate
Click here to read the entire Times-Union story.