Our Founders

Delores-C.-TuckerThe Late Honorable C. DeLores Tucker (1927-2005)
One of this countries renowned visionaries and civil rights activists, Dr. C. DeLores Tucker, former Secretary of State, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1971-1977), was a convening founder and national chair of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc.(NCBW), having succeeded the Honorable Shirley Chisholm in 1992 as the National Chair. She was the first African American woman in the nation to serve as a Secretary of State.




Shirley-ChisholmThe Late Honorable Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005)
An American politician, educator and author. In 1968, she became the first African American woman elected to Congress, representing New York’s 12th district for seven terms from 1969-1983. On January 23, 1972, she became the first African American woman to make a serious bid to become the President of the United States. She was a convening founder of the National Congress of women and the first National Chair.




B Colson NealBeverlye Colson Neal, is the founding chair for the NCBW – Orlando Chapter

On Saturday, March 7, 2009, the Orlando Chapter in Formation was organized by Ms. Beverlye Colson Neal. The meeting was held at the Ideal Women’s Club in Winter Park, Florida, the only African American Women’s Club building in Orange County, Florida. The National Chair, Dr. E. Faye Williams was on hand to assist in the formulation of the Orlando Chapter. The Chapter was later chartered on April 24, 2010 at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park, Florida.