Today in History: Crystal Bird Fauset is Born
Crystal Bird Fauset was the first female African-American state legislator in the United States. While her political life was based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was born in Princess Anne, Maryland on June 27 1984.
Fauset was a Philadelphia public school teacher from 1914 to 1918 before taking the position as a field secretary for the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).
She later became actively involved in several different organizations geared towards the advancement for African Americans rights and later served as a Civil Defense race relations advisor under Franklin D. Roosevelt
Her Influential accomplishments for the African American race earned her a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Marker.