New exhibition commemorates ladies from Greensboro who made a distinction | Native information

“To be in a group of women that stature, I was just blown away,” said Jackson.

The tribute adds to recent honors for the late Josephine Boyd Bradley, the graduate student who broke the racial barrier to attend Greensboro High. She recently had a street renamed after her.

Other honors include politicians such as Carolyn Allen, Greensboro’s first female mayor; Yvonne Johnson, the city’s first African American woman mayor; and Alma Adams, a former city council member who is now a member of the US Congress.

The educators include Goldie Byrd, a former dean of NC A&T who later founded the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s. Mary Mendenhall Hobbs, a Quaker leader and teacher, was honored, as was Charlotte Hawkins Brown, who founded a boarding school for African Americans.

Award winners include activists such as Carolyn Coleman, who worked for the NAACP and served as Guilford County Commissioner, and Willena Cannon, who worked with the Greensboro Housing Coalition for affordable and safe housing.

Liz Seymour, honored for her work as the founder of the Interactive Resource Center, was honored to sit between Sandra Hughes, a local television journalist, and Betty Cone, a festival planner and Old Greensborough advocate.

“There are so many women and things that have done and how they have changed Greensboro,” said Seymour.

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