Black History Month: Mildred Roxborough, an NAACP Treasure | NAACP

Mrs. Roxborough has been a member since she was nine years old and remembers when her parents fought to secure the right to vote in Brownsville, Tennessee. In her town, many African Americans who attempted to vote were denied the credit they needed to feed their families and fired from their jobs—including Mrs. Roxborough’s mother, who lost her job as a school teacher. Her father was arrested for his work on behalf of the NAACP and after several threats to his life, he moved his family to Kansas City.

Black History Month: Mildred Roxborough, an NAACP Treasure | NAACP.

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