The History of the NC100BW Decatur-DeKalb Chapter Inc.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Decatur-DeKalb Chapter, Inc. was founded in 1989 with 100 chartering members. The Chartering President was Louise Turner.
In 1996 the Decatur-DeKalb Chapter began its signature program, The Legacy Program, a leadership development program for African-American girls in grades 9-12 in DeKalb County. The Legacy Program received a grant in 2008 from the Tony Cox Foundation to produce Public Service Announcements educating DeKalb County's youth about preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. This began the award winning, "Do You Know?" HIV awareness and prevention campaign.
In 2003, then president Pamela Stephenson created our signature event, the Pink & Black Ball to recognize breast cancer survivors and advocates for their work in the community. It was also used to raise funding for The Legacy Program.
In 2011, the Decatur-DeKalb Chapter received two national recognition awards during the 15th Biennial National Coalition of 100 Black Women conference for its overall programs to the community and its health programs.
The chapter also holds political forums and financial education seminars each year to create an awareness of issues that will positively or negatively affect our daily lives in DeKalb County.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women is a non-profit volunteer
organization for American women. Its members address common issues in
their communities, families and personal life, and promote gender and