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Remembering Black Women "Gone But Not Forgotten"


We honor the memory of Sylura Richardson-Barron, a remarkable political leader who was born in Mansfield, Louisiana on Christmas Day in 1900. She later moved to San Diego, California in 1924.    Sylura's unwavering dedication and service to her community led her to become the first Black woman Delegate to hold court at a Political Convention for Harry Truman's nomination in 1948.    Sylura Richardson-Barron was a trailblazer in the face of racism and sexism. She shattered barriers and paved the way for other Black women to follow in her footsteps. Thanks to her bravery and determination, legends such as Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Condoleezza Rice, and even our current Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, were able to break through the glass ceiling.      #1619NCBW #gonebutnotforgotten
Sylura Richardson-Barron

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