We are the founding chapter of the Coalition of One Hundred Black Women, Inc. initiated in 1970, from which a national network grew.

We are a not-for-profit organization committed to marshalling our resources in order to educate, engage and empower women, young adults and children through our programs, activities and meetings.


Several years ago, I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to South Africa with a group of 50 women educators from the United States.  The purpose of the trip was to explore challenges facing South African women who were pursuing higher education. As I met with women at several universities, I quickly realized that many of the obstacles faced by South African women were the same as those experienced by women in this country.  The lack of affordable and safe childcare, the escalating cost of higher education, pay equity and the absence of equal employment opportunities were a few of the barriers facing women in South Africa and here at home as well. I had many conversations while there but one has remained with me since that time.  It was an exchange I with a beautiful black woman who stated that she was extremely impressed by... READ MORE

Barbara Kairson, Ph. D.

Founding Chapter President

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