The LPGA is committed to changing the face of golf, making the sport we love more diverse, accessible and inclusive. This month we are proud to share the stories of our Black Tour players, teachers, amateurs and junior golfers as we celebrate Black History Month.
Title/Employer: Mayor Pro Tempore / City of Winston-Salem
LPGA.com: What does Black History Month mean to you?
Denise D. Adams: It allows African Americans the opportunity to continue to educate and engage others of our rich history.
Q: Which historical African American has been a source of inspiration in your life (and why)?
A: Abolitionist Harriet Tubman is the epitome of strength and never giving up. My passion to ensure equity, diversity and inclusion is done with intentionally.
Q: In the coming years, what role do you see African Americans playing in the golf industry?
A: African Americans can help to grow the golf industry if and when we’re allowed to access the opportunities to do so. Initiatives to enhance education, internships and training will go a long way.
Q: How do you celebrate/honor Black History Month each year?
A: Celebrate through my advocacy, activism, volunteerism, and public service. My parents instilled in their seven children that who we are matters every day and that you can do anything if you try.
Q: What resources/tools do you recommend for those would like to learn more about Black History? (Movies, documentaries, series, books, podcasts)
A: Selma, Harriet, Black History for Beginners and Before the Mayflower