Sister Mary Antona Ebo (center) stands with cousins Alexandra Duncan (left) and BW4PC member Janell Mayo Duncan during the recent commemorative events in Selma.
Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), a national policy-focused network of African-American women recently organized a delegate of 21 members and guests to attend 50th Anniversary Commemorative Events in Selma, Alabama. Sister Mary Antona Ebo, a St. Louis native, civil rights pioneer, and one of the “Sisters of Selma,” was inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame of the Voting Rights Museum and Institute in Selma, Alabama. Her cousins, Janell Mayo Duncan, a Maryland attorney who is also a member of BW4PC, traveled to Selma with her daughter, Alexandra, to attend the ceremony. While in Selma, the three attended President Obama’s speech at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. “This was a once in a lifetime event and we were so proud to be there as our cousin, Sister Antona, received this honor,” said Janell Mayo Duncan. “We were also very inspired to witness President Obama’s speech at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.”