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Assembly Majority Leader Holden Honors Pasadena’s Joan Williams

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Government Assembly Majority Leader Holden Honors Pasadena’s Joan Williams 57 Years After She was Denied a Place in the Rose Parade Published on Monday, February 9, 2015 | 4:24 pm Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden, Minority Leader Kristen Olsen, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Joan Williams – AD 41 honoree, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, State Senator Isadore Hall. Photo courtesy CA State AssemblyAssemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and the California Legislative Black Caucus today honored Pasadena resident Joan Williams at the State Capitol for her contributions to “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture”.Williams’ story came to light late last year when reporters wrote about her being denied the honor of riding in the 1958 Rose Parade because of her race. After she had been named Miss Crown City that year, city officials discovered she was African American and suddenly there was “no money” for a float. 57 years later, the city apologized and Tournament officials offered her a place in this year’s parade. Her story has now come full circle.“During this month when we celebrate Black History, we pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions of citizens such as Joan Williams whose actions and bravery improve the quality of life for all,” said Assemblymember Holden. “Nearly 60 years ago, Mrs. Williams faced the racial prejudice of the day with fortitude and grit and found the courage to go on. With her recognition at the State Capitol, we are saying let’s correct this injustice.”Mrs. Williams, a mother of 3 and grandmother to 4, didn’t let the incident in 1958 stop her. She had a 32-year career with Kaiser Permanente, serving in a variety of roles. Following retirement in 1994, Joan volunteered her time at Pasadena’s AIDS Service Center and also helped to organize a Saturday School for Pasadena children with the women’s group, The Links. She was married to former Tuskegee Airman Captain Robert Williams for 45 years. Top of the News Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Business News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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