Interview with Former State Senator Helen Gordon Davis
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Rob Lorei talks with women's and civil rights champion Helen Gordon Davis. In 1974 Davis was the first woman elected from Hillsborough County to the state legislature. Davis was a champion of women's issues and fought hard on behalf of ethnic minorities. She served six terms in the Florida House of Representatives. In 1988 she was elected to the Florida Senate. In this interview she talks about being the first white woman to join the local NAACP, a cross burning on her lawn, the good old boy network in Tallahassee, growing up in NYC during the Depression and the story of her marriage.
Blannie Whelan, a WMNF volunteer, was the executive producer of our interview with Helen Gordon Davis. Listen to the full show above.comments powered by Disqus