Founding Resolution

WHEREAS, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women has been created to establish a leadership forum for black women from all geopolitical and socioeconomic groups whose overall mission is to provide a national and international medium through which they can develop, initiate and implement action plans designed to pursue social, economic and political gains;

WHEREAS, such plans of action will defend the social, economic and political gains made through other efforts, and will pursue new ways of extending those gains nationally and internationally for the Black community;

WHEREAS, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women will be a nationally significant voice for Black women collectively to speak to issues at local, national and international levels and to seek proper recognition for the organization commensurate with its achievements;

WHEREAS, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women will organize and expand our communications and informational systems to aid us in achieving our respective goals and to facilitate the pursuit of our common concerns;

WHEREAS, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women recognizes the evolving demands upon Black women as they address their changing roles in relationship to their families, careers, the civic and political arenas and the international community;  

WHEREAS, the 14 million Black females of America represent the potential for making a powerful impact upon the quality of life for all Americans;  

BE IT RESOLVED, THEREFORE, that on this day, October 24, 1981, we, the members of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, dedicate our unsurpassed strengths, abilities and spirit to advancement on familial, social, economic, and political fronts, as we direct ourselves toward both the immediate challenges and those of every tomorrow in this and the 21st century.