The Candace

The Candace is the symbol of the National Coalition of 100 Black WomenCandace was an Ethiopian Queen during Biblical times and her name is royal as she is descended from a long line of Candaces.

The Candace is a dynasty name or title rather than a personal name and is a title common to several successive queens. She is credited for bringing Christianity to her country by sending her high treasurer, the eunuch and the Jerusalem to seek information concerning the new Christianity religion.

The Candaces were the first women ever to rule a country without any interruption for several hundred years. One of the most remarkable Candaces of Ethiopia reigned during the era of Alexander the Great. Other than carrying the title of Queen, she also commanded Ethiopia’s army and several times led her country into decisive battle.