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Representative Carrie Meek, 1980

From the Florida Memory, with the following caption: Representative Carrie Meek’s shirt reads: “A women’s place is in the House and the Senate.” Meek wore this prophetic T-shirt in the Florida House chamber in 1980, where she served from 1978 to 1983. In 1982, she became the first African-American woman elected to the Florida Senate. Meek later served in the United States Congress (1992-2001). Prior to her career in politics, she taught at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach and Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.