2021 NBCA Hall of fame Inductee – Civil Rights
Melanie Campbell is president/CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, convener, Black Women’s Roundtable. Campbell is recognized as one of the hardest working servant leaders in today’s Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Voting Rights and Social Justice Movement. Campbell is currently leading the #BlackWomenTakeAction and Allies Voting Rights Call to Action Campaign, in partnership with National Council of Negro Women and 20 other national organizations, advocating for federal voting rights reform.
Campbell serves as an advisor to U. S. presidents, congressional members, corporate, labor, non-profit executives, philanthropists, faith leaders and others—on critical issues and public policy impacting Black America.
Campbell serves on the Sephora Racial Equity Advisory Council, Lyft Safety Advisory Council, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s National Social Action Commission, Chairwoman of the Board of Sisters Lead, Sisters Vote and board member for Family Values @ Work Action. She was featured in the Washingtonian as one of Washington DC’s Most Influential People in February 2021.
She is a veteran coalition builder and is highly successful in leading multi-million dollar civic engagement, women’s economic empowerment and youth civic leadership development campaigns. Campbell releases an annual Black Women’s Roundtable Report on the status of Black women and hosts an Annual BWR Women of Power National Summit during Women’s History Month. She is regularly featured in ESSENCE, Washington Post, USA Today, The 19th, Washington Informer, Roland Martin Unfiltered and other media outlets.
Campbell is a native of Mims, Florida, holds a B.A. in Business Administration & Finance from Clark Atlanta University, a certificate in non-profit executive management, Georgetown University. She is a member of the Inaugural Class of Progressive Women’s Voices, Women’s Media Center and resident fellow alumni, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Politics, Harvard University.