Yvonne Scarlett-Golden

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Yvonne Golden


Yvonne Scarlett-Golden died in 2006 in Daytona Beach Florida where she was Mayor. Ms. Golden was a longtime teacher, principal and African American social justice leader in San Francisco.

Early life

Yvonne Scarlett-Golden was born and raised in Daytona Beach February 1, 1926.

A graduate of Bethune Cookman College, she was one of the few alums actually under the tutelage of Mary McLeod Bethune, president and founder of the prestigious predominantly African American college.

She left Florida for California where she was first a teacher, then High School principal in San Francisco, California[1].

Hard Times Conference

In 1976 Yvonne Golden for San Francisco Black Teachers Caucus attended the Weather Underground and Prairie Fire Organizing Committee organized Hard Times Conference Jan 30 - Feb 1 at the University of Chicago.[2]

Jim Jones controversy

Among her political activities was encouraging San Francisco’s blacks to support the controversial Rev. Jim Jones and to depart with him for Guyana and Jonestown[3].

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992 principal, Alamo Park High School, San Francisco, endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[4]

Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s

The Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s was the Committees of Correspondence's first national conference held in Berkeley, California July 17-19, 1992.[5]

Workshops that were held at the conference on Saturday, July 18 included:[6]

Socialist Crisis What is the meaning of the crisis of socialism in the World today? Recent events in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and their implications for the left in the West. Looking at China, Vietnam and Korea. The threat to Cuba: How to respond?

Committees of Correspondence

At the Committees of Correspondence conference, Berkeley California, July 17-19, 1992, Golden was a candidate[7]for the CoC National Coordinating Committee-San Francisco, retired school principal, peace and justice activist.

CoC National Coordinating Committee

The following are listed in order of votes they received as members of the Committees of Correspondence National Coordinating Committee, elected at the Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19, 1992.:[6]

In 1994 Yvonne Scarlett-Golden was a member of the National Coordinating Committee of the Committees of Correspondence.[8]

Daytona Beach politics

Golden was first elected Daytona Beach city commissioner in 1995 and won re-election bids every two years thereafter until she decided to aim for the top post.

Scarlett-Golden was elected Daytona Beach's first African American female mayor in 2003. In her re-election campaign that she won 57 per cent of the vote in 2005[9].

References

  1. http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2007/2/22/yvonne_scarlett_golden.html
  2. Outlaws in Amerika, West Goals 1982, Pg33-35
  3. http://www.amicusveritas.org/publiccorruptionwatch/alamo_square.htm
  4. CCDS Background
  5. Conference program
  6. 6.0 6.1 Proceedings of the Committees of Correspondence Conference: Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the '90s booklet, printed by CoC in NY, Sept. 1992 (Price: $4)
  7. CoC official ballot paper
  8. CoC National committee meeting, January 7-9, 1994, New York minutes
  9. http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2007/2/22/yvonne_scarlett_golden.html