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Ora Brown Stokes 1882-1957 SA-81 | Marker History

Ora Brown Stokes 1882-1957 Marker, SA-81

Ora Brown Stokes was born in Chesterfield County and raised in Fredericksburg. During her life, Stokes worked to improve the lives of African American women and girls. For twenty years she was employed as a probation officer with the Richmond City Juvenile court. She organized the National Protective League for Negro Girls and a local chapter of the Council of Colored Women. Stokes was also president of the Southeastern Section of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and the Virginia Negro League of Women Voters. She maintained a Richmond address here at 1607 Brook Road until the end of World War II.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 09/17/09
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Richmond (City)
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location - 1607 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23220
GPS Location: 37.557756,-77.445889
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