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Jone Johnson Lewis

Organizing for Black Women

By February 4, 2013

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The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune, bringing together an "organization of organizations," and continues today. Bethune was president from 1935 to 1949; Dorothy Height, who met Bethune through Eleanor Roosevelt, became national president in 1957 and continued in that position until 1996, creating a strong organization "to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent."


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