First African American Chairperson of the Colored Women's Division of the Republican Party. She began to develop and sustain NAACP chapters in Southern West Virginia (1918). First African American to initiate and sponsor the "Freedom Seals" project which grossed over one million dollars for legal defense. First female to be elected National Vice President of the NAACP (1963 - 1966). See her biography - "Memphis Tennessee Garrison: The Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman" (by Ancella Bickley).