Today, we honored Ricci deForest with this resolution:
Recognizing and commending Ricci deForest; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, Ricci deForest is the founder, curator, and artistic director of Atlanta's esteemed
Madame C.J. Walker Beauty Shoppe Museum, a museum dedicated to the preservation of
Madame C.J. Walker's renowned beauty product development legacy; and
WHEREAS, the Madame Museum is located immediately below the headquarters of the
historic WERD radio station, which at the time of its founding stood as the first African
American owned and operated radio station in North America, and Ricci dedicates
significant energy and resources to the promotion of its sounds and history; and
WHEREAS, Ricci has diligently and conscientiously devoted innumerable hours of his time,
talents, and energy toward the betterment of his community and state as evidenced
dramatically by his superlative efforts to educate the public about Atlanta's rich and dynamic
WHEREAS, his significant organizational and leadership talents, remarkable patience and
diplomacy, keen sense of vision, and sensitivity have earned him the respect and admiration
of his colleagues and associates; and
WHEREAS, it is abundantly fitting and proper that the outstanding contributions of this
extraordinary artistic director and his phenomenal museum be appropriately recognized.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that
the members of this body recognize and commend Ricci deForest and the superb Madame
C.J. Walker Beauty Shoppe Museum and extend the most sincere best wishes for continued
growth and success.
Thank you Ricci for your hard work toward saving such an iconic and historic location. If you would like to visit the museum, it is located at: 54 Hilliard St NE, Atlanta GA 30312.