Today in Black History: December 4, 1935 “The National Council of Negro Women was Founded”

On today in 1934, Mary McLeod Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) in New York City. The mission of the group was “to advance opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities.” There were delegates from fourteen organizations that attended the founding meeting. In 1942, the national headquarters for NCNW was established in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the National Council of Negro Women, click here.

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