‘Our Mother Doris’ — The Legacy of Long Beach’s First Black Councilwoman, Vice Mayor

Feb. 28, 2017 / By

“Mother Doris,” also known as Doris Topsy-Elvord, paved the way for Long Beach’s diverse council. She was the city’s first black woman councilmember, Vice Mayor, and to this day is known as an inspiring parental figure to many. Watch/share this video and celebrate the African-American history of Long Beach!

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Veronica Caro

Veronica Caro

Veronica Caro was born and raised in Santa Ana, California. In 2015, she received her B.A. in Cinema and Television Arts with an emphasis in cinematography, from Cal-State Northridge. Her love for film and ambition to be a part of a production began when she attended the Orange County High School of the Arts. There, she was able to explore the foundations of film, as well as creating her own projects. Since then, she has been an active filmmaker, producing several documentaries focusing on diverse issues. She aspires to attend graduate school next year to further improve her filmmaking skills.