Margaret Blake Roach


Died aged c. 89

Margaret Blake Roach was born October 30, 1910 in Summerville Georgia and was reared in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Social Science from Clark Atlanta University’s Laboratory High School and served as an administrator in Broward County Schools for more than 20 years. She was instrumental in helping the Women in Distress Shelter and the United Way, and was founding president of the Broward Urban League. She was the first woman and African-American on the Broward Community College Board of Trustees, a charter member of the Florida Council on Human Relationships, a founding member of the local National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the first president of Fort Lauderdale LINKS, a national intercultural, civic and social organization. She also served on the Council of Elders for the Old Dillard Museum. The Sun-Sentinel awarded her its Publisher’s Award for community service in Broward County in 1991and she was inducted into the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993. Margaret Blake Roach died in 1999.


Commemorated on 1 plaque

Margaret Blake Roach

Margaret Blake Roach [full inscription unknown]

Old Dillard Museum, 1009 NW 4th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States where they was