(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan was among a select group of 20 women honored by the Ford Motor Company on March 19 at the Hollywood Beach Marriot. The event, the South Florida Freedom's Sisters Luncheon, was the culmination of a citywide search for exceptional women who exemplify dedication to social causes and humanitarian efforts. Ford and its partner The Embrace Girls Foundation, a Miami Gardens non-profit, awarded Commissioner Jordan and other Miami-Dade County leaders, including Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, and Kathleen Woods-Richardson, Director of the Department of Solid Waste Management.
"I am humbled by this recognition and thank Ford and The Embrace Girls Foundation for this very distinct honor that I was able to share with some of my County colleagues," said Commissioner Jordan.
A national initiative by Ford Motor Company, Freedom's Sisters is a dynamic, national multimedia traveling exhibition that celebrates 20 African American women, including historic 19th-century figures and contemporary leaders, who helped shape the spirit and substance of the civil rights movement in America.
Back Row (Left to Right): Armenthia Dozier-Hodge; Saliha Nelson; Marleine Bastien; Karen Andre; Rosie Gordon-Wallace; Pamela Alexander, Ford Fund Director; Kathleen Woods-Richardson; Persephone Taylor Gary; Dr. Sonjia Kenya and Alison D. Austin.
Front Row (Left To Right): Camille Jones; Felicia M. Brunson; Barbara J. Jordan; Dr. Sonia Sanchez; Shirley Gibson; Georgia Jones Ayers; Audrey M. Edmonson and Thelma Gibson. Not pictured: Frederica S. Wilson and Dorothy Jenkins Fields.