FLOR500, Garden 305 Juanita Maxey, Civic Leader (1906–2010) Breaking racial barriers in 1937, Juanita Maxey was the first female African American to vote in Winter Garden, despite racial riots during previous years. She and her husband initiated formal education for black children in Winter Garden. During her 103 years, she served as a leader in her community and encouraged young African American children to aspire to greatness.
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Juanita Maxey, Civic Leader 

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Juanita Maxey, Civic Leader 

(1906–2010)

Breaking racial barriers in 1937, Juanita Maxey was the first female African American to vote in Winter Garden, despite racial riots during previous years. She and her husband initiated formal education for black children in Winter Garden. During her 103 years, she served as a leader in her community and encouraged young African American children to aspire to greatness.  





 




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