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Sharing Florida's Civil Rights Story

Senator Joyner photoFeaturing Senator Arthenia L. Joyner
Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

The Civil Rights Movement was a significant historical transition both in Florida and nationwide. Senator Arthenia Joyner began her lifelong career as a young woman living in Tampa, but it was during her time at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee that she truly developed the passion that would shape her personal life and professional goals. Senator Arthenia L. Joyner was elected to the Florida Legislature in 2000 and currently serves in the Florida Senate. She was recently elected by her Senate peers to serve as the Senate Democratic Leader Designate. Arthenia has been a groundbreaking leader in her profession. She received her B. S. and J.D. degrees from Florida A&M University. She was the first black, female attorney in Hillsborough County and has practiced law for 45 years – longer than any black woman in Florida history.
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