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    LaDonna Carter at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Mozelle Williams and Bessie Graham at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Mary Gill, Tiffany Jones, Mary Jones and Geraldine Fox at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Chiege Okwara at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Tina Porter and Karen Oldham-Griffin at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Margaret Clarke at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Gena Dechant at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Astrid Chirinos and Brenda Anderson at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honoree Rhonda Caldwell and Stan Ervin at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honoree Rhonda Caldwell at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Guests at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Cathy and Gary McFadden at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Sheila Henderson at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    A guest at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Deborah Johnson, Rosa Williams and Nichole Huff at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honoree Jacqueline Ford at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honoree Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honoree Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honorees Rhonda Caldwell, Jacqueline Ford and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honorees Rhonda Caldwell, Jacqueline Ford and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honorees Rhonda Caldwell, Jacqueline Ford, event chair Denise Mitchell and honoree Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brownat the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honorees Jacqueline Ford, Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown and Rhonda Caldwell at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Debra O'Banner and Gigi Dixon at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honorees Jacqueline Ford, Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown and Rhonda Caldwell at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    UNCF scholarship winner Nyasia Nelson with Wanda Williams at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Nyasia Nelson, Stan Ervin and Wallisa Gaut at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Event chair Denise Mitchell greets gospel legend Shirley Caesar at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honoree Rhonda Caldwell greets gospel legend Shirley Caesar at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honorees Rhonda Caldwell, Jacqueline Ford, Shirley Caesar and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honorees Rhonda Caldwell, Jacqueline Ford, Shirley Caesar and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honorees Rhonda Caldwell, Jacqueline Ford, Shirley Caesar and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    UNCF scholarship winner Nyasia Nelson at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Honorees Rhonda Caldwell, Jacqueline Ford, Shirley Caesar and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Rhonda Caldwell, Jacqueline Ford, Miss National UNCF Willisa Gaut, Shirley Caesar and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Jacqueline Ford, Miss National UNCF Willisa Gaut, Shirley Caesar, UNCF scholarship winner Nyasia Nelson, Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown and Rhonda Caldwell at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    UNCF scholarship winner Nyasia Nelson, honoree Jacqueline Ford, Miss National UNCF Willisa Gaut, event chair Denise Mitchell, gospel singer and Elizabeth Dargan Award-winner Shirley Caesar, honoree Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown and honoree Rhonda Caldwell at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    UNCF scholarship winner Nyasia Nelson, honoree Jacqueline Ford, Miss National UNCF Willisa Gaut, event chair Denise Mitchell, gospel singer and Elizabeth Dargan Award-winner Shirley Caesar, honoree Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown and honoree Rhonda Caldwell at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Caesar at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Caesar at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Caesar at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Caesar at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Caesar at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Towanda Batter at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Casar at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Caesar at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Actress Lynn Whitfield at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Caesar and Lynn Whitfield at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Caesar and Lynn Whitfield at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Shirley Caesar and Lynn Whitfield at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Anacasiia Short, Stormy Short and Kamali Thomas at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Janae Moore at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Felicia Gray at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Sonja Yvette McIntosh at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Okeatta Brown at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Eloise Ferguson at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Geraldine Fox at the 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin. Angelou, who died in May, was a volunteer with the United Negro College Fund for more than 25 years and she always participated in the popular luncheon named for her that’s held annually in Charlotte and has raised more than $1 million since its inception. This year’s event was a tribute to Angelou and her commitment to education. The most fun part of the event is the incredible hats the women wear. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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