East Stuart sisters recall their experience as first-generation voters

Article Posted on July 14, 2022

Sisters Mildred Gipson (left), 94, and Lois Leggett, 91, pose for a portrait at Gipson's home on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in East Stuart. The sisters became first-generation voters after they moved to Florida from Georgia in the 1950s. For several generations, they've remained not only active voters but also pillars of their East Stuart community. "We won that victory; our ancestors lost their lives fighting for this opportunity," Gipson said. "We should respect it."

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