(1927 - 2005)Civil rights leader and activist for women, she was the first African American Secretary of State in the nation. Championed the PA Equal Rights Amendment and policies on affirmative action, voter registration by mail, and lowering the voting age to 18. Spearheaded the creation of the Commission on the Status of Women & led a successful crusade critical of the music industry and lyrics demeaning to women, African Americans, and children.
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|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 4:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 339865 N 4458965|
|Decimal Degrees||40.26585000, -76.88326667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 15.951', W 76° 52.996'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 15' 57.06" N, 76° 52' 59.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-999 General Services, Harrisburg PA 21782, US|
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