Friday, March 09, 2007
Bernice Syrus Davis will be Honored by Georgia Brown Federation
The Georgia Brown Federation of Democrat Women’s Club is honoring its founder and first President, Bernice Syrus Davis Saturday, March 10, 2007 from 1-3 p.m. at the Jimmy Stewart Building, 1300 NE 4th Street, OKC.
Ms. Davis, a lifelong Oklahoma resident, has been very active and influential in the Democratic Party. She worked countless hours working on numerous campaign drives for Democratic nominees, registering voters, canvassing neighborhoods and planning various “meet the speakers” meetings in communities.
“We went into every nook and cranny to get out the vote,” said Davis. Her constant quest was to register new voters, and to get them to the polls on election days. She remembers carrying voters to polls, going door to door distributing pamphlets and providing citizens with election information.
Her lifelong commitment to her community has earned her a legacy among Oklahoma Democrats as the second Afro-American recipient, for which she will be honored by the appreciation tea on March, 10.