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Alma Speed Fox Getting The Key To The City Of Pittsburgh

 

Mayor William Peduto Honors Alma Fox with Key to the City
 
 
PITTSBURGH, PA (October 23, 2018) Mayor William Peduto presented Alma Fox,  civil rights and iconic Pittsburgh leader, with a key to the City Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Mayor's Conference Room in the City-County Building. 
 
A life long civil rights and LGBT activist she was one of the leading advocates in the successful drive to add sexual orientation to the list of those protected from discrimination in the Pittsburgh City Code. Fox served 32 year s on the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations were she served twice as Commission President.  
 
In 1955 Fox became involved with the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP. She later went on to serve as the executive director from 1966 to 1971 and was a member of its board of directors for over 50 years. 
 
Fox’s dedication to create a better city continued on when she joined the National Organization for Women (NOW) where she held several leadership positions including convener and President of the organization’s East Hills Branch; Vice President of the first Pittsburgh chapter and a member of NOW’s National Board of Directors. 
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