Today in Cleveland, Ohio the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Foundation proudly held an unveiling ceremony for the commemorative statue of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Located near her former home in the Wade Park area of Cleveland’s eastside, the ceremony was held at the corner of 108th and East Boulevard this morning at 11:00am.
Congresswoman Tubbs Jones was the very first African-American woman to represent Ohio in United States Congress. She was known and loved by those she served, never too busy to listen to a constituent’s issues or concerns, and even acted as a mentor for high school girls in her spare time. Originally elected in 1998 she held her position in Congress firmly until her untimely passing in 2008.
Continuing her legacy of dedication to children and education the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Foundation, run by her son Mervyn Jones II, is a cornerstone for resources and training for youth who would like to pursue careers in public service.