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Jessie Mae Brown Beavers
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1923
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1989
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Family Section executive editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel from 1949 until her death from cancer on September 6,1989 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Born March 18, 1923 in Los Angeles, she was Family Section editor of the now-defunct California Eagle, then the oldest black-owned and operated newspaper on the West Coast, from 1944 to 1949. She overcame and encouraged others to do so against the pervasive white racism that gripped her hometown and America during that time. A prolific writer and reporter of high quality, Beavers won numerous journalism and community awards and honors. A native of Los Angeles, Beavers was married to ex-soldier, former Golden Gloves boxer and L.A. firefighter, later business executive Leroy Beavers, Jr. (1923-2010) from 1949 to 1989. She is survived by her daughters Debbie and Kimberly, a son Leroy Beavers III, his wife Gayle Harvey, grandson Arthur Ross, Jr.and sister Antoinette Carter. Beavers was a long -time advocate of the rights and advancement of women, children, education for the youth and the African-American community. She was a member of a number of community, sorority and media-related groups, including Jack and Jill, the Lullaby Guild of the Children Home Society and National Media Women. She also served on the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations for several years. She ran unsuccessfully for the Los Angeles City Council, 10th District seat in 1987. She was a pleasant, prim, proper-statured, down- home and friendly person, a mentor to a number of up-and-coming black journalists and photographers and a tough fighter for human rights, a free press and a foe against racism, sexism and discrimination against all. 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Mercy, Lot 1178 Space 2
 
Created by: Sheldon McCormick
Record added: Mar 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107546691
Jessie Mae <i>Brown</i> Beavers
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Jessie Mae <i>Brown</i> Beavers
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