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Aug 17, 2006

In Remembrance Of Founding NCBCP Board Member – Yvonne Price

It saddens me to announce the recent death of National Coalition on Black Civic Participation founding board members, Yvonne Price, who passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2006 due to complications from a slip and fall accident nearly she endured nearly two months ago.

Official Obituary
(Excerpted from Memorial Service Program for Yvonne Price)

Ada Yvonne Conn Price was born on February 9, 1930 in Toledo, Ohio to the late District Attorney Albertus Conn and Yvonne Conn. She attended primary schools in the District of Columbia and Ohio and several colleges in the DC area, pursuing courses in government and politics. She worked briefly with the Federal Government in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Yvonne became the Executive Director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in DC and was a special assistant to Clarence Mitchell at the NAACP. She also held positions with CORE, the DC City Council, the DC Apprenticeship Council and the Capital Press Club, and other civic organizations. She had just accepted a permanent appointment with the District’s Department of Health seniors program in June of this year.

The stylish Yvonne Price, who was known for her signature hats, was one of the first Black models in the District and performed here as well as in New York and Hawaii. She was a member of a number of organizations, including AARP Southwest Chapter 4751 and the Coronets, a social club of Black women.

She leaves to celebrate her memory a husband of 55 years, Grover C. Price; one daughter, Allyson Price Edwards; four grandchildren and a host of family, friends and colleagues. Ms. Price was honored at a memorial service on August 22, 2006 in D.C.

We celebrate the life of Yvonne Price and we will truly miss her spirit and commitment to the National Coalition, to the civil & human rights movement, her family and all humankind.

Melanie L. Campbell
Executive Director & CEO, NCBCP

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