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.
AIN’T I A WOMAN?