Remembering Oramenta Newsome

Much thanks to Sheila Maith and Wallace H. Newsome for writing and sharing this tribute to Oramenta Newsome with us. Oramenta Fleming Newsome was born on March 21, 1955, in Tuskegee, Ala. She was the daughter of the late Pink Fleming and Mable Jessie. She spent her...

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Bernice Gaines

Bernice Gaines is the first black woman to practice law in the state of Florida. She graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (“FAMU”) in 1954. In a discussion with her daughter, Angela Dorn, she provided some insight on her journey to into the...

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