On a beautiful afternoon on March 24, the Maud Sampson Williams Pomeroy Marker was unveiled at the El Paso County Courthouse.
Civil Rights attorney Ouisa D. Davis gave the keynote speech and celebrated Sampson Williams’ life of leadership–as a women’s suffragist, as the vice president of the El Paso NAACP, and as a community development activist. Davis emphasized that activism is more than protest marches and that Maud Craig Sampson Williams “did not just show up for meetings, she was leaven”.
Texas Pomeroy volunteer Joanne Callahan, who was instrumental in getting an NVWT marker for Nona Boren Mahoney at Millermore in Dallas, drove 11 hours from Dallas and read the Pomeroy congratulatory Letter.
The Maud Sampson Williams marker was a major achievement for the El Paso County Historical Commission. They are confident that it will increase the stature of this great El Pasoan.
Submitted by Joanne Callahan, TX State Coordinator, NVWT