COLUMBIA — Almeta Crayton, community activist and Columbia's first black city councilwoman, remains hospitalized and in critical condition Friday afternoon.
Crayton was hospitalized Tuesday. She entered a coma because of a heart problem, her friend Scott Cristal said earlier this week.
Crayton was in critical condition at Boone Hospital Center on Saturday night, according to Angy Littrell, director of marketing and public relations.
Crayton served three terms on the Columbia City Council, representing the First Ward, according to previous Missourian reporting.
Crayton has also been involved in community projects, including an annual turkey giveaway called "Everyone Eats!" Crayton has been organizing the giveaway for more than a decade, according to a previous Missourian article.
She was the winner of 2003 Columbia Values Diversity Award and 2000 Community Diversity Enhancement Award.
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