Women’s History Month event celebrates influential, inspiring women in Queens

Photo courtesy of Cheryl Wills

The Greater Queens (NY) Chapter of The Links hosted a Women’s History Month event inspired by author and Spectrum News anchor Cheryl Wills’ new book, “Isn’t Her Grace Amazing: The Women Who Changed Gospel Music” on Saturday, March 11.

Grammy-award winning recording artist Yolanda Adams headlined the sold-out event at Terrace on the Park in Queens.

Yolanda Adams sings during the event.

The event honored five female leaders who dedicate themselves to ensuring diversity and representation. They also inspire the growth and development of our children, specifically girls and young women, as well as the educational and professional advancement of women in New York City and our nation.

In attendance was Adrienne Adams, the first Black speaker of the New York City Council; Group Vice President State Government Affairs of Charter Communications Camille Joseph-Goldman; principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland; President of the NAACP New York State Conference Dr. Hazel N. Dukes; and Senior Pastor of The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York Dr. Elaine M. Flake.

Nearly 600 guests attended the event, which also featured a book signing of Wills’ book. “Isn’t Her Grace Amazing: The Women Who Changed Gospel Music” was just awarded a special citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and The African American Literary Award.