History of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.

The Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) was founded in 1971 by Edna Beach, and a group of other dedicated women in New York City. These women were persistent about issues that affected their families, communities, and themselves. By 1981, the Coalition had grown to 900 members in the New York Metropolitian area. As the Coalition gained recognition, it attracted the attention of local and national media. At that time the word National was added, and Jewel Jackson McCabe became the first President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Today there are 64 chapters in 27 states and the District of Columbia.