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Black History Month: Veronica S. Shoemaker

Posted: 10:18 AM, Feb 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-11 10:18:01-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As the first black woman to be elected to the Fort Myers City Council, Veronica S. Shoemaker ran for the seat 17 times before until she was finally elected.

With 24 years of dedication, she became the body's longest serving member.

Veronica shoemaker helped end segregation in Lee County schools and even served as NAACP president.

Fox 4 celebrates Black History Month.

RELATED: Activist and Former Councilwoman Shoemaker dies (2016)