Flaxie Pinkett's Legacy
In business circles, Flaxie Pinkett was known as the head of a thriving firm which for almost 50 years demonstrated the power of black entrepreneurship. But Pinkett also left a significant legacy as an activist and politician.
Pinkett was politically well-known as the Democratic National Committee Woman for the District of Columbia. , and as a civil rights activist, she struggled to remove racial boundaries. She served as council and confidant to business leaders, politicians, as well as her own family. She was known in the community for her contributions to youth, and public education. She supported healthcare and housing initiatives for poor and underserved communities.
To those who knew her best, her friends and family, she was known for the toughness of her moral fiber, for her unflagging enthusiasm, and for a calm dedication to meaningful and lasting change.