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In 1943, a group of women came together in Charlotte, NC to further the causes of the NCNW within their community. Although they were inactive for many years, their official charter was received on August 2, 1976, thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Ophelia (Kitty) Gray. 


Some early pioneers who contributed to the establishment of this section are Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Willie Mae Porter, Mrs. Vinnie Lee, Mrs. Lillian Jordan, and Mrs. Sarah Stroud.


The Charlotte Section continues our efforts to stay true to the legacy of our beloved founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Some of the activities of which we have participated include the National Black Family Reunion, Martin L. King Jr., and Juneteenth Celebrations, promoting the education of African American History, conducting voter registration drive.


We also partner with local organizations such as Community Link’s and Urban Ministries' Operation Sandwich Project.

The Johnson C. Smith University Collegiate Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Incorporated was first chartered on July 7, 2010. National is in the process of re-certifying all sections, including our collegiate sections. For more information contact the Charlotte Section 3rd Vice President.

They are a strong sisterhood of scholarly and compassionate young women who are dedicated to being of service to the community and their institution.


Their mission is to lead, develop, inspire, and advocate for African-American women and be of great support to their families and communities.


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On March 23rd, 2017 the UNC-Charlotte Collegiate Section of NCNW, Inc. was chartered, making it the first successful attempt to introduce NCNW to our campus!


Today, UNCC’s NCNW Collegiate Section has a total of 91 members who work diligently hard to continue the legacy of Mary McLeod-Bethune.

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