This Day in History: 1921-03-08

Marjorie Edwina Pitter King, the first African American woman to serve as a Washington State legislator and was one of the state’s earliest African American businesswomen, is born. For nearly 50 years she owned and operated M and M Accounting and Tax Services. Pitter King also served as Chair of the 37th District Democratic Party, Vice President of the King County Democratic Party, and Treasurer of the Washington State Federation of Democratic Women, Inc. She provided leadership in drafting the National Democratic Party Platform, while attending the 1972 Democratic National Convention. Learn more.