The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this mission through research, advocacy, national and community based services and programs.
Founded by Dr. Mary McLead Bethune in 1935, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) played an important role in the struggle for human and civil rights. With its 38 national affiliate organizations and its more than 200 community based sections, NCNW has an outreach to nearly four million women, all contributing to the peaceful solutions to the problems of human welfare and rights. Founded in 1935, the National Council of Negro Women works to bring together other organizations representing African American women. NCNW was founded at the University of Central Florida in 2005.