By Bettianne Hart
In anticipation of the rigorous confirmation hearings awaiting the nation’s first African-American woman nominee to the Supreme Court, dozens of Atlanta women joined hundreds of other women to rally for confirmation and show support for Judge Jackson. Rally organizers convened by the National Council of Negro Women and the Black Women’s Roundtable of the National Council on Black Civic Participation brought together leaders of national women’s groups, including sororities and labor groups to mark the historic event. Melanie L. Campbell, CEO and convener of the BWR led the group in call and response: “Who do you want confirmed?” “Ketanji Brown Jackson” roared the crowd.
Leading the group from Georgia were organizers, Helen Butler, Felicia Davis, Deborah Scott and Barbara A. Perkins. In addition to the rally, intergenerational participants were energized and inspired by policy leaders and women officials of the Biden -Harris administration, including the U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Celebrating Women’s History Month, the theme of the 11th Annual Power Summit was “Rebuilding Hope, Achieving Justice, Equity, and Equality.”