AL.com: U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell honored by NAACP for leadership, work to restore Voting Rights Act
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, is the 2015 Metro Birmingham Branch of the NAACP "Woman of the Year."
Sewell received the award during the 15th annual Salute to Wonderful Outstanding Women awards ceremony.
The awards highlight the leadership of women in the Birmingham area.
"The NAACP has long been at the forefront of the struggle for equality, and as a benefactor of the sacrifices of the courageous foot soldiers of the voting rights movement I am committed to ensuring that we never forget their contributions to this nation," Sewell said in a statement this afternoon.