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In the early 1970s, the vision of 24 women in New York City acknowledged the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and the developing political strength of the feminist movement. In October 1981, after 11 years of active local growth, the founding of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women convened of 14 states and Washington, D.C.  Their purpose was to unite in a clear and direct contact that would thoughtfully, aggressively and visibly take charge of defining themselves, their needs, and the companion project necessary to address the same.

The Northern Virginia Chapter, charted with 35 members on January 22, 1984, under the leadership of Ms. Evelyn Reid Syphax, is committed to improving the quality of life of Black women, their families, and their communities. The Chapter is currently involved in several other projects, all of which address the critical concerns of the founding organization to significantly impact the education, economic, political, and health awareness of the lives of Black Women and their families.

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