South Florida political activist to be celebrated in Lake Worth

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Late political activist Matilda “Bobbi” Graff

LAKE  WORTH– The life and work of South Florida political activist Matilda  “Bobbi” Graff will be celebrated Sunday at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.

With roots in both South Florida and Michigan, Graff, who died last year at 93, dedicated her life to peace and living in a just world.

Graff and her husband, Emanuel, were leaders in the struggle for civil rights and liberties in Miami from 1948 to 1954 where they confronted Jim Crow, the police and the KKK.

The Graff family was forced to leave Florida in the face of political persecution in the 1950s. But Graff returned in the 1980s to create the Citizens for Social Responsibility, a social reform group based in Delray Beach.

Sunday’s event is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is on 15 S J Street.

For information, call 954-531-1928.

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