February marks the celebration of Black History month. As a sorority who believe in “Excellence Through Unity”, it is only fitting that we take the time to present some of the notable women in African-American History.
During the month of February we will present a short biography on famous, inspiring, and world-changing African-American women throughout history.
We want to take a turn into recent African-American Achievement and introduce you to Tia Norfleet.
Tia Norfleet is the first African-American woman to receive a NASCAR racing license. She is a native of Suffolk, Virgina who now lives in Augusta, Georgia – where racing is a dominate sport. Ad the daughter of Bobby Norfleet, Tia is no stranger to the excitement and dangers of NASCAR driving. Tia started her career doing shorter tracks circuit known as the late models, where she gained two top-15 finishes. Tia’s goals is to become a champion NASCAR driver – which will mark another rare milestone in history if accomplished.
Tia participates in many charity causes, including, but not limited to, the National African-American Drug policy Coalition and the Motorsports Institute, Inc., All in all, the two will make anywhere from 80 to 100 community appearances annually. “Most drivers think it’s 80 percent on-track and 20 percent off-track,” Tia says. “But we have adopted a theory of 20 percent on-track and 80 percent of what you do off-track.”(taken from tianorfleet34.com).
For more information on Tia, please visit her website at http://www.tianorfleet34.com.