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Updated: November 12, 2004

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African American Organizations

“93 years of making democracy work” President and CEO: Kweisi Mfume.

SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference)
“Redeeming the Soul of America Since 1957…Building on Our Legacy to Effect Change.” Chair: Martin Luther King III.

The National Black Chamber of Commerce
Represents 100,000 black-owned businesses.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Started by the founders of Black History Month, the Association was created by Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson and others in Chicago in 1915. Promotes the understanding of the role of African Americans in American life and history.

National Urban League
Their mission: to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights. President and CEO: Hugh B. Price. Publisher of the annual report called State of Black America.

Rainbow/Push Coalition
Advocating for black causes. Jesse Jackson is their leader.

The Huey P. Newton Foundation
Carries on the Black Panther Party’s goal of fostering progressive social change

CORE-Online (Congress of Racial Equality)
“60 Years of Service to America” National Chairman: Roy Innis. Spend a day with their archives housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison and you will hold history in your hands.

African American Yearbook
Source for African American organizations, churches and radio stations.

Roadside Attractions
More interesting sites you might want to try.

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