On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, the National Council of Negro Women hosted its 17th annual Uncommon Height Gala. Held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., the event recognized 85 years of NCNW’s mission to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent.
Hosted by singer Kenny Lattimore, the event featured performances by Deborah Cox and opera singer Abiodun Koya. Cox performed several of her hits, which included “Nobody’s Supposed to be Here,” and “I Will Always Love You.”
Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D., president and national chair of NCNW, presented Susan L. Taylor with the coveted “Crystal Stair Award.” The award is presented to an outstanding individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of service and achievement as exemplified in the spirit and tradition of NCNW founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
All proceeds from the gala will strengthen NCNW’s capacity to meet critical needs, empower women and ensure the realization of the legacy embodied by Height at the organization.
Sponsors included Toyota, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Delta and AARP.
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