Cleopatra Jones was a civil rights leader during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s who worked to make a difference in her community for 50 years….. she was the original crusader for CHANGES. Cleopatra empowered and motivated people in at-risk communities to become educated, she started healthcare and nutritional programs, and she fought for civil rights for all people regardless of race, creed or color. She worked to empower the community. July 11th was proclaimed by the Westchester County Board of Legislators as Cleopatra Jones Day.