Object Type: Record
In Collection: Oral History Digital Collection
Oral history.; Alyce Griffin Clarke was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi. She was raised in Belzoni, where she graduated from McNair High School. She completed her undergraduate education at Alcorn State University and went on to earn a master's degree in nutrition from Tuskegee University. She became interested in politics while serving as director of nutrition services at Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Center. In March of 1985, she became the first African American woman elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives. She served on the committees of Ethics, Education, Public Health, Ways and Means, Universities and Colleges, Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, Judiciary B, Judiciary En Banc, and Juvenile Justice.