The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Chattanooga Chapter, Inc. will present one of its signature programs and events, the Black Pioneer Women of Excellence Award Ceremony, on Saturday at 12 p.m. virtually via Facebook Live.
This award program recognizes unsung local African American women who charted the course for women, particularly during an era when doors were not open to women of color.
“This is a milestone year for this program, marking 20 years of this recognition which highlights outstanding African American women and their contributions to our local community,” said Vanessa Jackson, NCBW’s Community Involvement Committee chair. “African American women serve as valiantly pillars of strength, intelligence, resourcefulness and leadership within their homes, places of worship and the community at large, and many of them serve without ever receiving due recognition and accolades. That is why NCBW, Chattanooga Chapter created this recognition because it provides a way to honor these women for their unselfish and consistent service within their respective endeavors."
To date, over 70 women have received this recognition. This year’s inductees are Dr. Lonita D. Davidson, Ruthie M. Hereford, and Willie L. McClendon.
The program will be held live on the NCBW’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NCBWChattanooga.
For more information about the organization, visit www.ncbw-chattanooga.org.