SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) — The Georgia Historical Society unveiled a new historical marker Thursday morning recognizing a lifelong resident of Savannah.
Mamie George Williams was born in 1872 and was an African American political and civic leader. She volunteered with numerous organizations and served as the carver state bank's vice president.
She also led the movement in registering 40,000 black women in Georgia to vote following the passing of the 19th Amendment.
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“She spoke up for African American people, was a bank vice president, and cared about youth. At a time when black history, therefore American history is under attack, African American youth, in particular, need an inspiring narrative that 'yes you can excel', and here is proof,” said Velma Maia Thomas Fann, Author/Historian.
Partnerships included the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Savannah Alumnae Chapter, and The Savannah Tribune.
Mamie George Williams died in 1951.