Born June 28, 1941, Mrs. Ruby Ann Cooper-Darling was predestined to be among the female catalysts on the political and social scene in The Bahamas. Her father, a Baptist Minister, was a very active outspoken freedom fighter in the struggle for Majority Rule in The Bahamas. This educated her on what was happening around her and ignited a fire in her to become involved.
Mrs. Cooper-Darling received a “Mission from God.” That mission would change her life and those of tens of thousands of black Bahamian women. After the right for women to become registered voters, gallantly led The Women’s Suffrage Movement, the prize was to preserve history by becoming the first women to register as a voter in The Bahamas in 1962.
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