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Saunders Library Installs Champions of Change by Princess Smith


Hand-picked by the Hillsborough County Art Council, Princess Smith was given the honorable task of commemorating local African-American Heroes through art.

Champions for Change, an oil finger-painting on canvas, features a selection of influential civil rights activists in Hillsborough County:

Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. — National leader in the Civil Rights Movement Mary Alice Dorsett — First African American candidate for public office in Hillsborough County Helen Saunders — President of the Tampa Chapter of the NAACP Ellen H. Green — First female active president of the Tampa NAACP Clarence Fort — Organized the first sit-ins at the Woolworth lunch counter in Tampa Rev. Dr. A. Leon Lowry — President of the Florida Chapter of NAACP Senator Arthenia Joyner — First female African American elected to the Florida Senate from Hillsborough County Attorney Francisco Rodriguez — Special counsel for the NAACP in the southeast region


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