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National Council of Negro Women

Founded in 1935, the National Council of Negro Women works to bring together other organizations representing African American women. Mary McLeod Bethune and Dorothy Height have headed the National Council of Negro Women.
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National Council of Negro Women
Since its founding in 1935, the National Council of Negro Women worked for civil rights, economic rights, self-help opportunities, and a stronger black family.

Dorothy Height
Dorothy Height worked for civil rights, and was head for many years of the NCNW, the National Council of Negro Women.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
From the Guide to US and Canadian Parks, a profile of the National Historic Site dedicated to the National Council of Negro Women, founded by Mary McLeod Bethune.

Open Wide the Freedom Gates
Dorothy Height has been the head of the National Council of Negro Women for 41 years, and has worked for racial justice for more than 60 years. Gwen Ifill nterviewed her in a segment of the PBS Online NewsHour that aired on July 17, 2003 -- here's the transcript, or you can listen to audio or view the video segment on your own computer.

National Council of Negro Women
The official website of the National Council of Negro Women, including information on its history and current mission and programs.

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