LB Branch NAACP is Deeply Saddened by the Loss of Civil Rights Activist Jacquelyn Hawthorne

Jacquelyn Hawthorne came into this world on March 27, 1936 and left us on January 16, 2023. The contributions of Jacquelynn Hawthorne are well-known throughout South Los Angeles. A longtime public servant, Hawthorne devoted decades to giving her time and talents to improve her community. Her years of volunteer service were rewarded on April 2, 2022, when Assemblymember Isaac Bryan (D-Baldwin Hills) hosted a surprise event to announce his selection of Hawthorne as the 2022 Woman of the Year, representing the 54th Assembly District.

Professionally, Hawthorne worked 28 years for LA County where she retired as chief of the agency’s Health Care Systems Development Division. In this capacity, she directed project managers in designing, implementing, and maintaining online systems for the county’s Health Services, Mental Health, and Public Health Departments.