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McKinney Recognized By Georgia Coalition of Black Women Student Internship Named in Honor

June 24, 1998

(Washington) - The Georgia Coalition of Black Women (GCBW) will honor Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney at their 19th Annual Sisterhood Celebration and Awards Presentation Friday, June 26, 1998 at the Douglass Theater in Macon, Georgia. “I wish to congratulate the Georgia Coalition of Black Women for 19 years of work and Rita Samuels for leadership on behalf of women, helping us all understand the importance of education, opportunity, and political power in the progress of our lives, our communities, and our state,” stated McKinney.

In recognition of McKinney’s steadfast commitment to women in the state, women in the nation, and women in the world the Coalition has created the Cynthia Ann McKinney Student Internship that will provide a young, up and coming activist - politician the opportunity to immerse themselves early in the process of framing and changing public policy. “I accept this honor with the spirit of our sister in the present, Maya Angelou and the humbleness of our sister gone before, Sojourner Truth:

Does my haughtiness offend you
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got goldmines
Digging in my own back yard

You may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
You may kill me with your hatefulness
But still like air, I'll rise.


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