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Honoring Senator Yvonne Bond Miller - 1st Black Woman Elected to Serve in the General Assembly

On May 5th, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission held its first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic. Honorable Delegate Delores L. McQuinn was elected Chair, and Honorable Senator Mamie E. Locke was elected Vice Chair of the Commission.

During the meeting, the Commission discussed the unfinished business of honoring the first

Senator Yvonne Bond Miller

Black Woman elected to serve in the General Assembly, Honorable Yvonne Bond Miller.

Senator Yvonne B. Miller was a fearless legislator in the Commonwealth of Virginia who: shattered glass ceilings, was a servant leader who led with passion, and blazed a path for others to follow in Politics and Education. Senator Miller transitioned in 2012, and left an indelible impact on a plethora of people, to include her dear colleagues who served alongside her in the House and Senate. It was refreshing to hear the leading ladies of the Commission reminisce and share heart-warming stories about their beloved friend.

At the conclusion of the meeting, it was determined that a subcommittee will be established to move forward with the plans to honor the late Senator Yvonne B. Miller. The Commission has dedicated $50,000.00 to explore options to honor her memory and legacy!

Follow the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission to learn more about its mission, its purposeful work, and to stay abreast of updates honoring Senator Miller.


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