Margaret Richardson Co-author – The Passions of Our Culture Margaret Richardson is a continuing UTSA student, working toward her Master of Arts Degree in Political Science. She was a McClendon Legislative Scholar, interning during the Texas 80th Legislative session in the office of State Representative José Menéndez, where she works currently as Legislative Director. While a founding member of Students United for the Millions More Movement and as chair of Students Committed to Change, Margaret led the mobilization to support the growth of the African American Studies Program. For their efforts, Students Committed to Change was awarded the Harriett Tubman Award for Courage by the Juneteenth Freedom Committee in June 2008. She has participated in several political campaigns and volunteered time with local community service organizations Margaret Richardson is a scholar, teaching with the Alamo Community Colleges at St. Philips College. She was recognized with the Adjunct Creating Excellence Award in 2016. A McClendon Legislative Scholar, interning during the Texas 80th Legislative Session in the office of then-State Representative (now State Senator) José Menéndez, where she worked for Menéndez in the Texas Senate during the 86th Texas Legislative Session. Margaret works with Power of One, a local organization working toward voter registration, voter awareness and voter participation. In 2019, Margaret was awarded the Women’s Advocate of the Year Award from the UTSA Women’s Institute as well as the Woman of Influence Award by the Melanin Women of San Antonio. Margaret was initiated into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated – Alpha Pi Zeta Chapter, San Antonio.