National Alliance of Black Feminists Collection

Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago - Special Collections and University Archives
Address:
Richard J. Daley Library
801 S. Morgan St., Room 3-330
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-2742
Website
Date: 1977-1979
Extent: .1 Linear Feet
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Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
Founded in 1976, the National Alliance of Black Feminists (NABF) sought full equality for African-American women in the United States. The group held a three day conference, "A Meeting of the Minds: A National Conference for, by and about Black Women" in Chicago in 1977. The NABF put forth a Black Women's Bill of Rights that included the non-racist and non-sexist portrayal of African-American women in advertising, television, film, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, and all other mass media as a fundamental right. The NABF also sought to improve the education, social status, economic circumstances, and professional prospects of African-American women.

Scope and Content Note:
The National Alliance of Black Feminists Collection includes leaflets, a membership application, statement of purpose, calendar, syllabi, and workshop resolutions. Note: The National Alliance of Black Feminists Collection is interfiled with the National Black Feminist Organization Collection.

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