Mar. 23, 2017
Salute To Black Women In History, Beatrice M. Cannady
In 1928 at the 11th Annual National Meeting of the NAACP, the very first meeting that was located in the state of California, a young black woman from Portland, Oregon addressed the national body of the conference. Beatrice an aspiring attorney spoke truth to justice that summer evening in a speech that is still relevant in 2017 as it was in 1928. Pay particular interest to her words on education and literacy of our black youth. It is indeed our responsibility to ensure that we have the duty to ingrain the knowledge necessary for our young brothers and sisters to respect their history. In today's salute to black women in our history, I bring to the forefront, Beatrice M. Cannady.