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Published on September 17th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Governor Hosts Reception for 100 Black Women

SC Governor & Mrs. Henry McMaster recently hosted an elegant all-white attired reception at the Governor’s Mansion in honor of the Columbia Chapter of 100 Black Women, where the Governor recognized their role and contributions to the city of Columbia. Recently, the chapter had the pleasure of holding its initial meeting with Governor McMaster at the S C State House. The members utilized that opportunity to articulate the coalition’s vision, mission and their desire for a collaborative partnership with the governor. According to  chapter president, Mary Miller McClellan, “The goal of the collaboration will be to enhance opportunities of empowerment, education & advocacy for women and girls of African descent.”

During the reception, it was acknowledged that there is a need to promote educational and empowerment opportunities and to hold additional dialogue to develop strategies to advance the agenda for the transformation of the lives of Black women and  girls.

The mission of the coalition is to advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.

The Columbia Chapter, chartered in 2014, is one of more than 60 chapters of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., a national organization founded in New York City in 1970 in an effort to continue the successful implementation of socio economic and political strategies that began in the mid 1960’s. The organization consists of thousands of progressive women of African descent who represent 63 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Its membership includes a diverse group of women, who are physicians, attorneys, educators, journalists, accountants, court judges, corporate managers, vice presidents, artists, media personalities, labor leaders, public relations specialists, consultants and elected officials.

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