WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov. Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper honored U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) for her advocacy for the arts as they celebrated African American musicians and artists from North Carolina.
“From the classroom to Congress, Representative Alma Adams has tirelessly served North Carolina throughout her life,” Gov. Cooper said. “Today as part of North Carolina’s observance of Black History Month, we honor notable African Americans who have made their mark through the arts, such as Representative Adams for her arts advocacy including 40 years as an arts educator at Bennett College.”
Adams specializes in printmaking. She co-founded the African American Atelier Art Gallery. She is a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus and the Congressional Humanities Caucus.
“Art and culture have had a tremendous impact on my life,” Adams said. “During my time in school, as a student and as a professor, I witnessed firsthand the value of an arts and humanities education. That is why I have made arts advocacy a top priority in Congress.”