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.