First Female African-American Mayor to Speak at JCMVAMC Black History Month Program - Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
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Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

 

First Female African-American Mayor to Speak at JCMVAMC Black History Month Program

February 23, 2011

The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will hold a Black History Month program on Feb. 25, which is open to the public.

The program will have the theme “African-Americans and the Civil War” with featured speaker Lelia Foley-Davis, the first African-American female elected mayor in the U.S.   

On April 3, 1973, the citizens of Taft, Okla. elected Foley-Davis mayor, a position she held until the 1980s.  In 2000, Taft once again elected Foley-Davis as mayor.

The program will be held in the Downing Room on the 2nd floor from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served following the program. 

JCMVAMC is located at 1011 Honor Heights Dr. in Muskogee.  For more information, contact Al Olvera at (918) 577-3640.

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