1928 – Born on the 3rd of May in South Carolina to Gilford and Mary Beatrice Burton Harper.
1984-1996 – General Assembly from 1984 to 1996.
1984 – First African-American woman elected to the Senate of Pennsylvania this year.
1988 – Reelected to represent the Third Senatorial District in 1988.
1992 – Reelected to represent the Third Senatorial District in 1988.
– Championed the hearts of Philadelphia’s less fortunate citizens.
– Worked with the Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center
– Former chairwoman of the Philadelphia Welfare Rights Organization before her election to the Senate.
1996 – Died this year.
1998 – The North Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce established the Roxy Awards to honor Senator Jone’s pioneering spirit.