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Gwendolyn S. Cherry

Seven Years on the Hill

March 28, 2024 - June 30, 2024

This year will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Honorable Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry passing, providing an opportunity to reflect on her remarkable contributions as a political trailblazer and civil rights icon as the first Florida’s first Black woman Legislator.

Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry broke barriers and shattered glass ceilings, paving the way for future generations of Black women in politics. Her dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment to equality and justice continue to inspire and shape our collective journey towards a more inclusive and equitable society. To commemorate the legacy of Gwendolyn S. Cherry. Esq. and women who have shaped the landscape of Florida,

The Office of the Honorable State Representative Ashley Gantt is currently undertaking a momentous task of curating “The Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry Life and Legacy Exhibition” at the HistoryMiami Museum. As an extraordinary leader and champion for our community, her unwavering dedication to civil rights, education, and social justice has left an indelible imprint on our society.

Our partnerships with New Level Excellence/NLE, HistoryMiami Museum, and the Black Archives for this exhibition will portray the life, accomplishments, and profound impact she had on our community.

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