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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representing the 30th District of TEXAS

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement after the Passing of Vivian Castleberry

Oct 6, 2017
Press Release

DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after the passing of a humanitarian Texan and dedicated trailblazer journalist, Vivian Castleberry. Vivian Castleberry passed away at age 95 from battling breast cancer on October 4, 2017:

“Vivian Castleberry lived an amazing life and leaves behind a rich legacy because of her humility, boldness and tenacity to push through the gender lines,” said Congresswoman Johnson. Ms. Castleberry co-founded The Dallas Women's Foundation, The Family Place, and the Women's Center of Dallas and founded Peacemakers Incorporated. And she inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame in 1984 which was the same year of its creation. “Her success in shining the light on capable and accomplished women has contributed to today's women's movement. I am proud to have known Ms. Castleberry—a journalistic pioneer.”  

Congresswoman Johnson added, “I will always remember Vivian as one of my good friends and supporters over the years. She will be greatly missed.”

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