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Thomasena Stokes-Marshall

Marshall-StokesOccupation: Mount Pleasant Town Council Member
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, February 13, 1943

BA in Public Administration and Community Organization, Lehman College, New York University (1990)

Mount Pleasant Town Council Member, Town of Mt. Pleasant (1998-2015)
Detective First Grade, New York Police Department (1977-1991)
Correction Officer, New York Department of Corrections (1972-1977)

Career Related:
Member, Numerous Committees

Executive Director, Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association (2004-Present); Founder, Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival (2001-Present); Founder, Sweetgrass Basket Making Summer Camp (2008); Mentor, Mental University of South Carolina for the Senior Mentoring Program; Volunteer, Meals on Wheels

Creative Works:
Collaborator, “Grass Roots, African Origins of an American Art,” Sweetgrass Basket Exhibition, Charleston Gibbs Museum (2007); Collaborator, “Bin Yah, There’s No Place Like Home,” College of Charleston (2006)

There is a senior center named after her that was dedicated on October 8th of 2008, “The Thomasena Stokes-Marshall Senior Center Association,” which is at the East Cooper Medical Center.

In addition, The City of Charleston in the process of building the African American Museum, scheduled to be finished in 2022, and she received a call that she will be included and acknowledged in the museum. So, that is good news, especially since she already has a center named after her, as mentioned above.

Featured, Local Newspaper, FrontPage Moultrie News, “Thomasena Stokes-Marshall: A force to be reckoned with in a lifetime of service” (2021); Recipient, Women Who Impacts Preservation Award, Historic Charleston Foundation (2019); Recipient, Atlantic Peace and Dialogue Award (2017); Honoree, Preserving Our Place in History (2006, 2016); Recipient, Charleston Chapter and Aging in Place Gift of Giving Award (2015); Recipient,  South Carolina Top Events Award, South Carolina Tourism Society (2007, 2011-2012); Honoree, South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (2006, 2010); Recipient, Community Service Award, Raleigh Institute (1999); Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (1999); Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Phillip Community Civic Association

Member, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity; Executive Director, East Cooper Meals on Wheels; Member, Coastal Community Foundation; Member, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation; Member, Board of Directors, International African American Museum; Board Governing Member, East Cooper Medical Center; Member, Mt. Pleasant Affordable Housing Task Force; Member, African American Settlement Community Commission; Guardian, Charleston County Court System; Board Member, President Creative Sparks; Member, Board of Directors, Charleston Area Regional Transportation; Member, Board of Directors, City of Charleston Urban League; Member, Kiwanis

Daughter of Irving Stokes and Rebecca (Boston) Stokes
One Child
One Grandchild

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