Due to the pandemic, the Baltimore Chapter of Girl Friends have been anxiously waiting for more than two years to celebrate their 90th anniversary luncheon (1930-2020). The chapter’s “Woman of the Year,” Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a 2008 UMBC alumna and Meyerhoff Scholar, is the first Black woman scientist who led the National Institutes of Health team in creating the COVID-19 vaccine.
Other honorees included many national Black women’s organizations that have made significant contributions in Baltimore and beyond, and created a legacy of friendship, sisterhood, civic and community engagements. This milestone anniversary celebrates the significant impact that these organizations make on the world.
The co-chairs of the anniversary celebration were Girlfriends Jacqueline Hrabowski and Maritha Gay.
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