National Press Club to Host "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing on Congressional Black Caucus Chair: The State of African-American Women

Jun 14, 2013, 17:08 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Third-term Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio, the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will address the state of black women in America at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, June 19.


In remarks paying homage to a 1974 University of Ohio speech by the first black woman elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm, Congresswoman Fudge will also address the lack of appointments of African-American women by the Obama administration. In addition, she will speak about the service organization Harriet's Trail, which focuses on encouraging black women to seek elected office.

This National Press Club Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for 10:00AM, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in the Club's Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20045.

Jamilia Bey, Newsmaker Event Host

SOURCE National Press Club