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Vice President of Duncanson Electric) live in Scarsdale, New York with their two children.


Dr. Undine Moore–Among the students who attribute their successful musical careers to Undine Moore are opera star Camilla Williams, jazz pianist and teacher Billy Taylor and Dr. Leon Thompson, educational coordinator of the New York Philharmonic. The 80-year-old Petersburg, Virginia teacher has dedicated her life to music and education. At 18 she received the first scholarship awarded at Fisk University (Nashville) by the Julliard School of Music. After graduation from Fisk, she joined the music faculty of Virginia State University and except for leaves of absence for graduate study, spent her entire life teaching at that institution. In 1975 Moore began work on a cantata depicting the life of Martin Luther King. Called "Scenes from the Life of a Martyr," the work details King's life and legacy. It has been performed at Carnegie Hall by members of the Metropolitan and New York City Opera Companies and by the Richmond Symphony in Virginia.

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Dr. Hazel Johnson-Brown–Brigadier General Johnson-Brown (Ret.) is the first Black woman to reach the rank of General in the history of the Military Services. From 1979-1983 she served as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps and became the first Chief to hold an Earned Doctor's Degree. She is responsible for initiating steps to include nursing in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship program (now included, along with engineering, for 200 two-year scholarships). She published the first documented Standards of Nursing Practice for Army Nursing in 1979. In 1981, she organized the First Nursing Research Symposium, held in San Antonio), Texas, to document the progress of nurses in writing, researching and publishing. On August 31, 1983, Dr. Johnson-Brown retired fro [[from]] Army Nursing Corps after 28 years of service. She now resides in Clifton, Virginia. 


Paula J. Giddings–Giddings has served as an editor of some of the most significant books published on Black History including The Short Fiction of Charles W, Chestnutt, Edited and with an Introduction by Sylvia Lyons Render. She has also written a manuscript, funded by the Women's Educational Equity Program, entitled "Contributions of Black Women to America: 1976-77" and a book on Black Women and Feminism, published by William A. Morrow in 1981. Giddings lives in New York City.

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Eddie N. Williams–The president of the Joint Center for Political Studies in Washington, D.C. has dedicated his life to the study of public policy issues. Previously the Vice President for Public Affairs at the University of Chicago and the Director of the Center for Policy Study at the same University, Williams' experience covers a broad range of issues. The former director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at the U.S. Department of State and Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association has been honored by several states and cities for his endeavors in the field of urban affairs.

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Dr. Jennie R. Patrick–A Chemical Engineer from Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Patrick received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979. She is the first Black woman in America to receive a doctorate in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Patrick employs a highly sophisticated technique of supercritical extraction to natural materials to purify and separate them into their essential components.

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Faith Ringgold–For 20 years, Ringgold has used art as a form of activism. A native and still a resident of Harlem, the artist depicts life in her "small town" through paintings, soft sculptures (cloth sculpture) and quilts. Ms. Ringgold's works are indicative of the social and political climate in 1963 when she began painting. Her work has had an enormous impact in the civil rights movement of the past 20 years. In addition to creating, Ringgold has taught at the Bank Street College of Education and at the University of California at San Diego.

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The winners were chosen by a blue-ribbon selection committee whose members included the world renowned artist Romare Bearden; former California Congresswoman Yvonne Brathwaite Burke; M. Carl Holman, director of the National Urban Coalition; Dorothy Height, National President of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.; Benjamin L. Hooks, Executive Director of the NAACP; John E. Jacob, president of the National Urban League; Ernesta G. Procope, founder and president of E.G. Bowman Co. Inc., the nation's largest minority-owned insurance brokerage firm; Rachel Robinson, president of the J.R. Development Corporation and winner of the first Candace Award for Distinguished Service; Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine; Dolores Wharton, president of the Fund for Corporate Interns, Inc., a non-profit organization providing internships for minority and women students interested in business careers; and Margaret Young, civic worker and author.

"Candace was the ancient Ethiopian title for empress or queen," explains Ms. McCabe. "Thus, Candace is a reminder of black female power and accomplishment. We have a history that dates back to 332 B.C."

Mr. Ferro added, "Corporate America has a responsibility to acknowledge and promote the accomplishments of the mind. By helping to sponsor the Candace Awards, Baileys hopes to inspire future thinkers and doers and thus help mold a better world."

Over 700 of the nation's leading scholars, academicians, business leaders, artists and journalists are expected to attend the November 8 affair. A cocktail party, beginning at 6:30 p.m., will precede the presentations, which are schedules [[scheduled]] to begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Candace Award was created and designed by Tiffany. It is an ebony and crystal statue with the stylistic representation of a black woman's head.

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