Vivica A. Fox and Demetria McKinney, Inspire Young Women at Black Women’s Roundtable Empowerment Tour
Women’s rights leader, Rita Jackson Samuels, and Riverdale Mayor, Dr. Evelyn Wynn Dixon, were honored as champions for women’s equality. After honoring women’s rights leader, Rita Jackson Samuels, and Riverdale Mayor, Dr. Evelyn Wynn Dixon, actress/singer, Demetria McKinney, and actress/producer/businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox shared inspirational stories about overcoming obstacles like single parenthood and joblessness with women and girls attending the recent Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) Healthy, Wealthy and Wise National Empowerment Tour. Accepting an award for her civil and woman’s rights work, Samuels told the young people “Don’t ever give up on your dream.” Samuels grew up poor in Forsyth Georgia but went on to work alongside Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., served at the White House under President Jimmy Carter, and founded Georgia Coalition for Black Women.