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Los Angeles Public Library Dedicates Vermont Square Branch To Rita Walters
December 11, 2021
The Los Angeles Public Library has dedicated its Vermont Square branch to Rita Walters, the first Black woman elected to the City Council. ... read more »
A List of Notable Black Women Who Have Been the First in Politics
November 26, 2020
As we move forward as a collective, the Black community still continues to stand on the strength of Black women. A strength that has been proven beyond resilient, full of love and compassion and just as equally full of passion and fire. That fire can be seen on the faces of women such as Vice-President Elect Madam Kamala Harris, but her story had been told time and time before. ... read more »
Civil Rights Champion, Rita Walters, Passes at 89
February 27, 2020
“As a civil-rights advocate and the first Black woman to be elected to L.A. City Council, Ms. Walters was not only a pillar to this community but a model public servant. She inspired the minds of future generations of women of color to strive for their dreams and accomplish their goals regardless of their adversities,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. ... read more »
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