Manderline Scales, a retired educator who dedicated her life to the betterment of her students and her community, is being honored with this year’s Civil Rights Movement Resolution by Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council.
Scales will be presented with the resolution at the City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.
Joines initiated the annual Civil Rights Movement Resolution in 2003 to honor those outstanding individuals who worked to strengthen civil rights and race relations in Winston-Salem.
Scales has dedicated her life to the students of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system and Winston-Salem State University. In 1966 she helped integrate Parkland High School. Scales’ community involvement includes serving as National President of National Women of Achievement. She has held leadership positions with the National Council of Negro Women Inc. and the Forsyth County Board of Social Services, and has been active in the NAACP, College Democrats, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and numerous other community and university organizations.
Scales recently was recognized with the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Dare to Make a Difference Award.
The text of the resolution [pdf/1p]