Civil rights scholar to address Beaches Democratic Club


Civil rights scholar Marcella Washington will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 21 meeting of the Beaches Democratic Club.

A recently retired political science professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Washington will deliver a presentation on “The Constitution: Slavery Provisions and the Civil Rights/Voting Rights Amendments.”

A Jacksonville native and graduate of Stanton High School, Washington holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and a master’s and Ph.D. from Clark-Atlanta University. Her teaching experience includes positions at Prairie View A & M and Houston Community College. She returned to Jacksonville in 1989 to teach at what is now Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Newly elected officers of the Beaches Democratic Club are Joe Burt, president; Mary Ann Segars, vice president; Steve Haerter, secretary; Lynn Cattin, treasurer; Jeff Bertsch, parliamentarian; and board members Joe Johnson, Charles Kohn, Hanna Moore, Diana Townsend, Diane Sollee and Billee Bussard (past president emeritus).