Brenda Eichelberger Papers

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1974-1981
Extent: 33.75 Linear Feet
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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:
Includes correspondence, flyers, press releases, form letters, financial records, news articles, membership applications, publications, membership contact files, photographs, and other papers of Brenda Eichelberger, primarily related to her work with the National Alliance of Black Feminists office in Chicago (Ill.) and to other feminists and organizations.

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