The Greater Atlanta National Council of Negro Women held their 1st annual Awards Dinner at the Omni Hotel
in downtown Atlanta. This historical event entiltled Harlem Nights celebrated civil rights legend CT Vivian, community leaders Mrs. Lovette T Russell, Mr. hank Stewart, Mrs. Beauty P. Baldwin, and youth advocate Ms. Mary Pat Hector.
In attendance, were Ambassdor Andrew Young, Ms Ingrid Sauders Jones- Nationa Chair -NCNW, and Greater Atlanta Chapter President Diane Larshae. The nights entertainment included Ballethnic, Poet Hank Stewart, Phillippia, and the Blaze One Band. The evening showcased the growing Atlanta Chapeter,, and included other black civic and professional organziations, in the Atlanta area.
The NCNW was founded by Mary Mc Leod Bethune in 1935, as an “organization of organizations” to represent national and international concerns of Black women. NCNW fought for jobs, the right to vote and anti-lynching legislation. It gave Black women the opportunity to realize their goals for social justice and human rights through united, constructive action. The legendary Dr. Dorothy Irene Height led NCNW for decades, securing its legacy of enlightened leadership and influence.
Mary McLeod Bethune, NCNW Founder and 1st National President, Advisor of Minority Affairs to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, said that she could not rest to see the unharnessed power among our women, so she called upon 28 national women leaders who responded to her call.
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