Bennett College Professor Heads to Washington

Alma-Adams-Earlier this month Alma Adams won a landslide victory to represent North Carolina’s 12th District in the U.S. House od Representatives. In her acceptance speech, Dr. Adams, who will also serve the remainder of the term of her predecessor in the House, stated, “effective immediately, our district has a representative who will fight for their interest with pride, integrity, and tenacity.”

Adams has had a long career in politics. She was the first African American women to serve on the Greensboro City School Board. She was later elected to the Greensboro City Council and the North Carolina House of Representatives.

But in addition to her political duties, Dr. Adams has served for 40 years as a professor of art at Bennett College in Greensboro.

Alma Adams received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in art education from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She earned a doctorate in art education and multicultural education from Ohio State University.


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  1. Michael says:

    The people residing in the 12th Congressional District shouldn’t expect any substantive change in legislative representation from Dr. Alma Adams. More precisely, she’s too closely attached to the neoliberals along with the political establishment in North Carolina and Washington. For example, when you have two super PACs spending several hundred thousands of dollars on her behalf that clearly indicates whose interests she’ll be representing in Washington, DC. The fact remains, Dr. Adams will only be known for donning the flamboyant hats and not any substantive policy issues. For those who disagree, I would like to ask Dr. Adams can she emphatically name one domestic or foreign policy she disagree with from the Obama Administration. I look forward in hearing her duplicitous response.

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