In 1961, Gwendolyn Greene was a 19 yr old student at Howard University when she took part in a Freedom Ride from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi. She later married fellow Freedom Rider Travis Britt and raised two sons while working in real estate & human resources. Beginning in 2003, she represented District 47 (Prince George’s County) in the Maryland State Senate. She won her seat with 99.4% of the vote. Her main goal was legalizing gay marriage in Maryland, but she died in office in 2008.
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