Fashion Designer B Michael To Be Honored By The National Congress Of Black Women

August 7, 2021

Fashion designer B Michael to be honored by the National Congress of Black Women at their annual awards ceremony.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, the 37th annual anniversary virtual event is titled “Through It All, Still Standing.”

Confirmed honorees are Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett (lead developer of the Moderna vaccine), Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA), Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO), Congresswoman Marilyn Stickland (WA), Renee Montgomery (VP and Co-Owner of the Atlanta Dream), Latosha Brown (co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund and the Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute), Dr. Rebecca S. Pringle (Becky) (President of the National Education Association), and B Michael Co-Founder Creative Director B Michael Global (CFDA member).

The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1984, dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural development of African American women and their families.

NCBW also serves as a non-partisan voice and instrument on issues pertaining to the appointment of African American women at all levels of government, and to increase African American women’s participation in the educational, political, economic, and social arenas.

Currently, NCBW provides opportunities for women for leadership and decision-making positions in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.

Their mission is to educate youth on the responsibilities of good citizenship and the importance of engaging the political process, while also providing opportunities for internships and other learning experiences at the local, state, national, and global levels.

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The National Congress of Black Women’s founding chairs were Shirley Chisholm and Dr. C. Delores Tucker. Chisholm was an educator, author, and politician.

She became the first African American woman elected in Congress in 1968 and in 1972, became the first African American woman to make a serious bid to run for President of the United States.

Tucker was the first African American woman to serve as Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, and the first African American woman to serve as secretary of a U.S. state government.

Other notable NCBW founders include Dr. Dorothy Height and Coretta Scott King. The current chair of the organization is Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.

The National Congress of Black Women commissioned Artis Lane to create a bronze bust portraying Sojourner Truth, the women’s-right advocate, and abolitionist.

The bust was unveiled on April 28, 2009, by former First Lady Michelle Obama for permanent display in the Emancipation Hall at the Capitol Visitor Centre. Acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson performed Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech.

B Michael became the first Black American designer in luxury fashion to dress an Oscar recipient in the 91-year history of the Academy awards

It took 91 years for this to happen… We are grateful to Ms. Cicely Tyson for her courage, loyalty, support and integrity.

We must remind this and successive generations that this event triggered a series of events that one by one defines the challenges and responsibilities of successive generations.

National Congress of Black Women, 1250 4th St SW Ste WG1 Washington D.C., DC 20024,

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