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Quincy DouglasQuincie Bell (Sims) Douglas was born in Chikasha, Oklahomea, Indian Territory, on January 12, 1905. She was the third of nine children born to Bessie and William Sims.

Mrs. Douglas moved to Tucson in 1933 with a family from Oklahoma while working as a maid. In March 1934, she met and married Angelo Douglas. They had three children: Dencie Johnson of Hayward, CA, William Douglas of Allentown, PA, and Doreen Delores Davis.

Mrs. Douglas worked as a domestic intil 1964, when she was forced to retire after suffering a stroke. Because she did not drive, she had to rely on others to take her places; this limitation did not sit well with her independent nature and was a catalyst for her campaign to help other homebound individuals.

Quincie Douglas became active in the Model Cities program that brought neighborhood centers, sidewalks, street lights. and neighborhood food programs to the poorer sections of Tucson. Her major accomplishment in Tucson was the Low Income Free Transportation Service (LIFTS) program that is still in operation today.

Mrs. Douglas died August 14, 1986. She is remembered fondly by those who knew her. This library is dedicated in memory of her life and work.

This photograph hangs in the Quincie Douglas Community Center main office.














 

 

 

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