Jerry Brown: Evolving Roles for Women

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At 95 years old, Chickasaw citizen Jerry Brown isn't slowing down. The World War II veteran ended her teaching career at the age of 90 and now volunteers at OU Medical Center in Edmond, Oklahoma. Sitting at home, she says, is no option; she enjoys being around people and helping them to the best of her abilities. Now, she says, a woman can do anything she sets her heart to if she's willing to work hard, and she’s especially proud of the way the Chickasaw Nation supports young women and girls in achieving their goals.

Jeraldine "Jerry" Brown, a 2018 Chickasaw Hall of Fame inductee, veteran of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II, and member of the Chickasaw Warrior Society died Nov. 25, 2020 due to COVID-19 complications. She was 99.


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