Barbara Beasley Williamson has been an advocate and volunteer for women and their issues for more than 50 years. She is Vice President of the Gwen Cherry Chapter of the Natural Women’s Political Caucus, and prior to that, she was Secretary Treasurer. Barbara also served on the Broward County Commission on the Status of Women for more than 8 years. For more than 15 years, Ms. Williamson also served as Secretary of the Broward County Women's History Coalition. In 2008, at the age of 61, Barbara was elected to the Broward County Women's Hall of Fame.
Ms. Williamson was an activist in the Civil Rights movement in Broward County, helping in the effort to integrate Broward’s Beaches. Barbara has added to the life and history of Broward County, especially in the area of women’s issues. She is a humble woman who continues to serve Broward County’s citizens as a teacher, a mentor, and an icon in women’s struggles.
Barbara retired as a teacher in Broward, but instead of being able to relax and enjoy life; her husband had a terrible accident that confined him to a wheelchair. Since then, Barbara went back to work for the Broward County School System, teaching adult education courses in the evening, and she continues to do this today.
Barbara Beasley Williamson is a worthy candidate for election to the Broward Senior Hall of Fame because of her ability to assist with helping make this world become a better place for all.