National Council of Negro Women

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African-American women, their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community-based services and programs in the United States and Africa. With its 28 national affiliate organizations and its more than 200 community-based sections, NCNW has an outreach to nearly four million women, all contributing to the peaceful solutions to the problems of human welfare and rights. The national headquarters, which acts as a central source for program planning, is based in Washington, D.C., on Pennsylvania Avenue, located between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NCNW also has two field offices.

The NCNW was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune whose parents were born into slavery, was a distinguished educator, and government consultant. Mary McLeod Bethune saw the need for harnessing the power and extending the leadership of /African American women through a national organization. In The early years of NCNW, the small volunteer staff operated out of Bethune’s living room in Washington D.C.

 

NCNW organizes the National Black Family Reunion, a two-day cultural event celebrating the enduring strengths and traditional values of the African American fathers.

Find out more about this organization on their website at http://www.ncnw.org/

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