(HBCU Lifestyle) We did it and there is no stopping us now,” said Congresswoman Alma Adams, the 100th woman to serve in Congress. Adams won 75% of the vote to win the 12th Congressional District seat in Congress.
A visible and strong voice in the community and beyond, Adams served 40 years as a professor of art at Bennett College. During that time, she spearheaded the renovation and opening of the Bennett College Steele Hall Art Gallery. As an advocate for education, Adams created opportunities for students to receive much needed scholarship support through The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and with The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications funded by the American Legacy Foundation.
As an activist and elected official, Adams created a legacy of “Bennett Belles are Voting Belles.” As she heads to Washington, DC to complete the remainder of Mel Watt’s unexpired term and in January 2015, begin the term of the 114th Congress, we can be assured a seat and voice at the table. During her acceptance speech, Adams said, “Effective immediately, our district has a representative who will fight for their interest with pride, integrity and tenacity.”