Gwendolyn Britt (Greene)
Gwendolyn Greene (later Britt) was a civil rights activist at Howard University with the Non-Violent Action Group (NAG) and participated in desegregation sit-ins throughout Virginia and Maryland in 1960.

She was one of five arrested at Glen Echo Amusement Park whose conviction was voided upon appeal when the U.S. Supreme Court invalided their arrest and conviction on the narrow grounds that the arresting officer--a sheriff deputy working at the park--was an agent of the state and such enforcement was prohibited by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

She later participated in the Freedom Rides in the south and was jailed in Mississippi and later worked to register black voters in that state.

The had a professional career with AT&T and Giant Food and also worked as a real estate broker before being elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2002 where she was a voice for civil rights and liberal causes before she passed in 2007.
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