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U.S. Rep. Alma Adams recently remembered the late Ella Scarborough as “a friend and sister in the struggle for human and civil rights.”

Today in Washington, Adams will pay tribute to Scarborough, the first Black woman to serve on the Charlotte City Council and the first to chair the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

Scarborough died May 24 at age 75.

Adams is keeping her remarks under wraps until the speech is delivered. (It’s set to be broadcast on C-SPAN — time unknown.)

In addition to her speech, Adams will enter into the Congressional Record a statement from the Board of Commissioners honoring its former chair.

Founder and publisher of Qcitymetro, Glenn has worked at newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and The Charlotte Observer.

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