Welcome to the Rankin/Mon Valley/Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Negro Women’s website. Our Section was formed in 2009 and chartered in 2010, inspired by the legendary American Civil Rights and Women’s Rights advocate, Dr. Dorothy I Height, who grew up in the Rankin area and was the National President of NCNW for forty years. She was widely respected for her influential leadership and unwavering commitment. Dr. Height was inspired by the founder of NCNW, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, who was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and civil right activist. (You can read more about these beautiful, exciting women by clicking on our “About Us” button, then clicking on their names.)

As our Section strives to lead, empower and advocate for women of African descent, their families and communities, we urge you to get involved. Our health emphasis at this time is maintaining a healthy heart.

Please visit our website often and offer your support and suggestions. Let us work together to achieve equality, justice and freedom.

Thank you.