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Victorine Quille Adams was the first African American woman elected to the Baltimore City Council. In 1946, she founded the Colored Women’s Democratic Campaign Committee to educate African American women about the vote and the power of the ballot box. Author Ida E. Jones reveals the story of this civic leader and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore.

Victorine Quille Adams was the first African American woman elected to the Baltimore City Council. In 1946, she founded the Colored Women’s Democratic Campaign Committee to educate African American women about the vote and the power of the ballot box. Author Ida E. Jones reveals the story of this civic leader and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore.

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Victorine Quille Adams: First Black Woman Elected To Baltimore City Council

Baltimore native Victorine Quille Adams became the first black woman elected to the city council and proved herself as a civic leader and pioneer in African American politics.