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E. Cynthia Jenkins

state legislator

E. Cynthia Jenkins, American state legislator. Recipient service citation Negro Business and Professional Women, Jamaica chapter Member New York Black Librarians Caucus (founder), American Library Association (council), New York Library Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha (award, Epsilon Pi Omega chapter). member New York State Assembly, since 1982. Founder, Social Concern Vendor Agency, Social Concern Home Attendant Program; Club: charter.

Background

Jenkins, E. Cynthia was born on July 21, 1924 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Stephen Alexander and Mayne Hampton (Young) Burnley.

Education

Bachelor, University Louisville, 1945. M.L.A., Pratt Institute, 1966. Postgraduate, Columbia University.

Career

Branch librarian Queensborough Public Library., Jamaica, New York, since 1962. Member New York State Assembly, since 1982. Founder, Social Concern Vendor Agency, Social Concern Home Attendant Program.

Elected Democratic district leader 29th Assembly District, since 1978. Charter member Women's Legislation Caucus. Founder, president Social Concern National Credit Union.

Charter member Queens Women's Political Caucus. Founder Southeast Queens Regular Democratic.

Works

  • Editor, contributor Forum magazine. Contributor to Handbook on Black Librarianship.

Religion

The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.

Membership

Member New York State Assembly, since 1982. Founder, Social Concern Vendor Agency, Social Concern Home Attendant Program. Club: charter.

Connections

Married Joseph D. Jenkins, April 17, 1949. 1 child, Joseph D. Librarian, Brooklyn Public.

father:
Stephen Alexander Burnley

mother:
Mayne Hampton (Young) Burnley

spouse:
Joseph D. Jenkins