CHARLOTTE — Sarah Stevenson, a local civil rights pioneer, has died.
According to our partners at the Charlotte Observer, Stevenson was the first Black woman elected to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board back in 1980.
Before that, she was a leader in desegregating the city’s schools.
Stevenson also co-founded the “Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum.” It was a weekly event on the city’s west side for political and social dialogue.
Sarah Stevenson lived to be 97.
Read the full story from the Charlotte Observer here.
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