National Coalition Of 100 Black Women
Decatur-Dekalb Chapter, Inc.
Decatur Dekalb History

A Message From Our President.....

Welcome! On behalf of the National Coalition of the 100 Black Women (NCBW) Decatur-DeKalb Chapter, Inc., I am humbled and truly grateful to serve as the newly elected President, and encourage you to learn more about our wonderful members and initiatives through this website. 
Most significantly, we are proud to have celebrated 30 years of empowering women who advocate for the pursuit of justice and equity.

It is a very exciting time for us as an organization and we are ready to "LEAD with a Purpose for Positive Changes in Our Communities". The need for our activism is clear based on the unprecedented social challenges we face today. Yet, we are motivated about the possibilities, and pray our efforts will make a positive impact as we continue our mission to support black women and girls by promoting leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.

We are concerned about the wellbeing of our community and our goal is to raise awareness about illnesses that disproportionately affect the African-American community such as HIV/AIDS, hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer and mental health.

You will find that the women of NCBW believe in integrity & accountability, respect, racial and social justice, and are passionate about educating others and bringing awareness to the issues facing our communities.
My personal commitment is to LEAD by demonstrating Loyalty, Experience, Accountability and Dedication to my sisters, and to remain in alignment with the vision and mission of our organization.

We would like to thank our partners and sponsors for donating their time and resources to supporting the mission and vision of our local programs, which includes our signature Legacy Girls Mentoring Program.
We would also love for you to join us in our advocacy.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our illustrious chapter, please contact our Vice President of Membership and Chapter Development, Miriam Jackson, at


Debra Curtis
Chapter President
NCBW Decatur-DeKalb Chapter

Past Presidents of the Decatur-DeKalb Chapter

Debra Curtis 2019-Present
Delois Grizzle 2015-2019
Norma J. Johnson 2011-2015
Kimberly A. Cameron 2005-2011
Pamela S. Stephenson 2001-2005
Gwendolyn Cutter 1994-2001
Louise Turner 1989-1994

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 racial equity.

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