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Green to address the National Council of Negro Women on Saturday, September 19th

Friday September 18, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact" Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Metro Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) will bring official greetings to the Louisville Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women’s during their annual Bethune Community Service Award Program on Saturday, September 19th at 12:00pm.

“It is an honor to welcome an organization that honors community service and those women who perform it,” says Green.

The NCNW is a national organization, founded by Mary McCleod-Bethune, in 1935. Its primary mission is to empower Black women to advocate the use of collective power to help improve the quality of life for Black families. It strives to help women succeed in business, education, civic, and other leadership roles in the United States.

In 1904, Mary McCleod Bethune founded Bethune-Cookman College and served as President from 1904-1932. Bethune-Cookman College is a historically black college or university) located in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Since 1990 the Council has honored over 100 women for their community service with the Bethune-Cookman award. Councilwoman Green received the award in 2000.

Dr. Betty Sue Griffin, former professor at Kentucky State University, will be the featured event speaker. Also, NCNW Life Members will also be recognized during the program which will be held at the Hyatt Regency.

For more information, contact Eleanor Foreman at 776-7364.

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