Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, former leader of LWVUS to give remarks on the role of black women in the suffrage movement.
Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins is the only woman of color to lead the LWVUS. She served as President and Chair of the LWV Education Fund between 1998-2002. She had oversight of significant league projects;
- Get out the Vote
- Wired for Democracy
- Developed Strategic Plan
Ms. Jefferson-Jenkins' career in public school and higher education spanned more than 40 years. She is an advocate and activits for civil rights, social justice, educational excellence and stronger citizen participation in the electoral process for underrepresented populations.
Ms. Jefferson-Jenkins; book, The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters will be released at the Gala. The book explores ways in which women of color have been marginalized and recognizes how their contributions will positifely influence the organization as it moves into its next 100 years. The book will be available for the discounted purchase of $40.00 at the Gala and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
All are welcomed to hear Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins during our 100th Anniversary Gala. For information about tickets click here: 100th Anniversary Gala