Jacksonville Civil Rights Leader To Join Florida Hall Of Fame Posthumously

The first African-American woman ever elected to Jacksonville City Council in 1967 is getting posthumously inducted into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.Gov. Rick Scott will honor Sallye Mathis at a ceremony in Tallahassee scheduled for May….

The first African-American woman ever elected to Jacksonville City Council in 1967 is getting posthumously inducted into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

Gov. Rick Scott will honor Sallye Mathis at a ceremony in Tallahassee scheduled for May. She is one of three inductees this year. 

Mathis died in the early 1980’s, and her niece, Jacksonville author Brooke Stephens, says her aunt would still be fighting if she were alive.