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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women: The Advocate for the Health, Education, and Economic Empowerment of Black Women

In the winter of 1970 in New York City, 24 Black women, led by visionary Edna Beach, began meeting in their homes to assess the problems and opportunities left behind in the wake of the turbulent 1960s.  As a result of their meetings, they formed the Coalition of 100 Black Women.  For the rest of the 1970s, they slowly but persistently worked to master root causes of issues that affected their families, their communities and themselves.  They boldly began to reach out to other Black women in common cause, and eventually, mobilized their emerging stature as a visible force of influence promoting gender and racial equity.

PUBLIC ADVOCACY

Focusing on local, state and national political areas through voter education, registration and research.

HEALTH

The overall wellness of the African-American Woman and her family is our concern. Knowledge is the key.

EDUCATION

Enhancing and encouraging leadership skills in young girls. Advocating in support of educational issues for black women of all ages.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Promoting the economic stability and advancement of African American women through symposiums, workshops and community forums.

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