Tuesday, July 18, 2017

RIP Judge Jean Murrell Capers

Judge Capers was a pioneer as the first black woman elected to the city council of any major U.S. city when she was elected in Cleveland in 1949. She was also a tennis champion among other accomplishments. She has passed away at the age of 104.

Judge Jean Capers was the Grand Marshall of the 38th annual Glenville Community Festival and Parade in 2015 when she was 102.

Councilman Jeff Johnson introduced Judge Capers at the event and she passed on some words of wisdom. 

RIP Judge Jean Capers

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