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Last week, members of the Women in the Profession Committee of the Mississippi Bar Association unveiled a bronze bust at the state Capitol to honor Evelyn Gandy, who was the first woman to hold several state-wide offices.

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When Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, considered running as the state's first female African American representative in the late 1980s, she received encouragement and advice from Evelyn Gandy.


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