Black Women, Bold Women, Beautiful and Intelligent
James Weldon Johnson Branch
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History
The women of the recent “The Association for the Study of African American Life and History Inc,” held their annual gathering at the Florida Times Union in Jacksonville, Florida.
In attendance were influential women whose careers and passions are in politics, education, health and welfare, written word, philanthropists, and community leaders. These awesome women of great abilities and commitment to their family and their communities shared wisdom gained from years of commitment and sacrifice to gaining higher education, taking care of their families, devoted members of their churches and participants in their respective communities.
The MC’s were Angela Spears and Dr. Roy Singleton who guided the discussions and audience interaction making sure that each woman shared their knowledge.These women are role models, inspirations and leaders in their own rights. Provided the opportunity to share their knowledge on issues of education, politics, community development, philanthropy, writing, and other areas that have significant influences in our community. Each of these women of integrity and statue shared their passions for a better community and a better world for Blacks.
The growing influences of women in Jacksonville, Florida can be seen with the growing involvement of women in key areas of economic development, advancement of education, political activism, legi-slative direction, healthy diets, service to their community and demonstration of independence of mind and passionate service.
More young women should be provided the opportunity to be Blessed by the wisdom of these strong women that span generations, from the 50’s to the 80’s, each women in their own right has accomplished great things in their respective disciplines and careers. Supported by a loyal support mechanism of men of duty and honor, they are husbands, friends and companions they too understand the positive influences of these women and enthusiastically were in service to help make sure the event was a success.
Those recognized were: Brenda Priesly-Jackson, Senator Audrey Gibson, Vanessa Davis, Ju’Coby Pittman, Marsha Phelts, and Fahmeeda Veal.
Just as Nikki Giovanni stated, If Black women were not created, they would have to be invented. Their passions and strength are known and respected worldwide.
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Pictures taken by: William Jackson, M. Ed.