Civil Rights Leader Georgia Powers Was A Member Of Sigma Gamma Rho

Did you know that historic political figure Georgia Davis Powers was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho? In 1993, Powers was initiated as an Honorary Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Georgia Powers was the first woman and first African-American to be elected to the Kentucky state senate. Her platform focused on advocating for blacks, women, children, the poor, and the handicapped. She was born in Jimtown, Kentucky a small black settlement located outside of Springfield. She was denied hotel rooms even as a representative of the State in Frankfort.

After she retired her seat she continued to fight for equality and justice in our country. She will be remembered as someone who cared about the community and was willing to do anything to fight for it.

Georgia Davis Powers on the March on Frankfort

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