Jefferson received the prestigious and rare David G. Cameron Award for her many significant contributions to our understanding of African-American history in Santa Monica.
For over a decade, Jefferson has researched and educated the public, creating many projects and activities recognizing this history. These include her work on designating the Phillips Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church at 4th and Bay Streets as a Santa Monica Landmark and authorship of the text on the monument at the “Inkwell.”
Her involvement with Heal the Bay, Black surfing organizations, the Santa Monica Conservancy and others in various programs and events continues to share more diverse stories about our heritage with younger and broader audiences. Learn more about all of the 2017 Santa Monica Conservancy awardees here.
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