Mamie George Williams

Year Erected: 2023

Marker Text: Mamie George Williams, a lifelong resident of Savannah, lived and worked near here. A political and civic leader, Williams volunteered for many organizations, including the Red Cross, the Girl Scouts, and the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. A suffragist, she organized voter campaigns and registered African-American women to vote following passage of the 19th Amendment. Nonetheless, African Americans were denied full voting rights, due to Jim Crow laws. In 1924, Williams became the first woman from Georgia and the first African-American woman in the nation to serve on the Republican National Committee. A community leader, she led fundraising efforts for a home in Macon for African-American girls and served as vice president of Carver State Bank. She worked with the African-American Girl Scouts, financially assisting with establishing their Log Cabin Camp in Hancock County.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Savannah Alumnae Chapter, and The Savannah Tribune

Tips for Finding This Site: In Dixon Park, across the street from Carnegie Library, at 537 East Henry Street in Savannah