Born: May 03, 1928 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 67 years of age.
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.
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