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Ellen Walker Craig photograph
Description: This photograph of Ellen Walker Craig, mayor of Urbancrest, Ohio, was taken in 1975. After serving on City Council for many years, she was elected mayor in 1971. Craig (1907-2000) was the first African-American woman in the United States to be elected mayor. During her four-year term as mayor, Craig worked to get funding for a community center in addition to housing and other modernization projects. After her husband James Craig's death Ellen Walker Craig married William Jones. The photograph measures 5.5" x 7" (13.97 x 17.78 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3256_4834586_001
Subjects: Ohio Government; African American Ohioans; Ohio Women; Craig, Ellen Walker, 1906 - 2000; Mayors
Places: Urbancrest (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)