Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Hamilton, Grace (1907–1992)

In 1965, Hamilton became the first African American woman elected to the Georgia General Assembly, one of eight African Americans to go to the state legislature in the 1965 special election. She held office for 18 years. During the 1940s, she was the executive director of the Atlanta Urban League. She focused her greatest attention on schooling, voting rights, health care, and housing.