The National Council of Negro Women, Inc.


Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

In Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, the Supreme Court ruled ... (read more)


The National Council of Negro Women is an “organization of organizations” (comprised of 300 campus and community-based sections and 32 national women’s organizations) that enlightens, inspires and connects more than 2,000,000 women and men.  Its mission is to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families and communities. NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator and activist, and for more than fifty years, the iconic Dr. Dorothy Height was president of NCNW. Johnnetta Betsch Cole was elected Chair of NCNW in 2018, ushering in a new era of social activism and continued progress and growth for the organization. Today, NCNW’s programs are grounded on a foundation of critical concerns known as “Four for the Future”. NCNW promotes education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math; encourages entrepreneurship, financial literacy and economic stability; educates women about good health and HIV/AIDS; promotes civic engagement and advocates for sound public policy and social justice.


Black Women and the Fight for Abortion Rights (read more)


Black Lives Matter

Changing the World

George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna looked on quizzically while her mother gave a heart wrenching description of what the death of her father would mean throughout the child’s life ...

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National NCNW News

This Is Why We Vote

Civic engagement to influence public policy is central to the work of NCNW. ...

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COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Giving Tuesday

May 5th is Giving Tuesday. It is a day connected to a global generosity movement to unleash the power of people and organizations. ...

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We've Come A Long Way

Black women could do more together than a part ...

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Our Seat at the Table

Yearning for Justice ...

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