African American
Women’s Arch

African Women's Arch

Creating A Tribute

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq. and other community leaders, were responsible for ensuring that when the University was developing a “Women’s Plaza of Honor” next to Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona’s Campus, an arch represented African American Women in the Tucson Community.  This wonderful tribute to African American women has the names engraved of women who have made outstanding contributions both within and outside the Tucson Community.  These strong and dedicated women have forged trails and made an impact in Tucson and throughout the country. 

Honoring Their Names

The University of Arizona’s African American Women’s Arch was dedicated on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Among those who were in attendance and whose names are on the pillar of honor under the arch are Daisy Jenkins, Dr. Doris Ford, Anna Jolivet, Saundra L. Taylor, Dr. Laura Banks Reed, Lisa Benson, Lillian Brantley Thompson, Wanda Moore, Irene Hutcherson, Carolyn Patterson, Pam Fleming and others representing the Tucson Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Others listed under the arch include:
  • Ruth W. Brinkley
  • Delta Sigma Theta – Tucson Alumnae Chapter
  • Gloria Copeland
  • Darlene G. Crooms
  • Gwen Crooms
  • Lisa Ordonez Crooms
  • Quincie Bell Davis
  • Etta Mae Dawson
  • Beverely Elliott
  • Dorothy June Parker
  • Sadie Pitts
  • Tommie Thompson
  • Sadie Osborne Turner
  • Michelle Williams
African American Women's Arch

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