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Wilhelmina Jakes

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Former FAMU SGA President ...
www.tallahassee.com, 31 Jan 2009 [cached]
Former FAMU SGA President Brodes Hartley Jr., speaks Friday during a ceremony honoring two FAMU graduates credited with starting the 1956 Tallahassee bus boycott at the university. University administrators, students and staffers met Friday on campus for a ceremony honoring Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson. Jennings Street between Bronough and Melvin streets has been renamed Jakes & Patterson Street. Glenn Beil/Democrat | More
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His mother, Carrie Patterson, and her friend, Wilhelmina Jakes, are credited with initiating the 1956 Tallahassee Bus Boycott.
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Patterson and Jakes were arrested and charged with placing themselves in a position to start a riot.
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Her great-niece, Kristen Solomon, and great-nephew, Garrett Solomon, said Jakes is now 80 and living Oklahoma.
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They said Jakes always stressed to them the importance of knowing their history.
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Tallahassee Mayor John Marks said Jakes and Patterson "did not allow their circumstances in life to define them.
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Former FAMU SGA President Brodes Hartley Jr., speaks Friday during a ceremony honoring two FAMU graduates credited with starting the 1956 Tallahassee bus boycott at the university. University administrators, students and staffers met Friday on campus for a ceremony honoring Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson. Jennings Street between Bronough and Melvin streets has been renamed Jakes & Patterson Street. Buy this Photo
Former FAMU SGA President Brodes Hartley Jr., speaks Friday during a ceremony honoring two FAMU graduates credited with starting the 1956 Tallahassee bus boycott at the university. University administrators, students and staffers met Friday on campus for a ceremony honoring Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson.
Tallahassee Democrat - Tallahassee Bus Boycott Anniversary
www.tallahassee.com, 21 May 2006 [cached]
May 26: Florida A&M University students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson are arrested because they refuse to give up their seats next to a white passenger.
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That night, a cross is burned in Jakes and Patterson's front yard.
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Wilhelmina Jakes
African Americans - Reverend Charles Kenzie "C.K." Steele, Civil Rights Activist
click.africanamericans.com, 7 Feb 2009 [cached]
Steele was elected president of the Inter-Civic Council, which was formed to boycott the city bus company when two Florida A & M University students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson refused to give up their seat to a white woman.
Florida activist recalls social revolution stirred by Rosa Parks 50 years ago: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
www.sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec 2005 [cached]
FAMU students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson, who in 1956 followed Parks' lead and organized a boycott of Tallahassee buses.
Tallahassee Democrat | 07/23/2005 | Political and academic events
www.tallahassee.com, 23 July 2005 [cached]
FAMU students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson refuse to give up their seats in front section of city bus, touching off boycott.
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