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Members of the National Council of Negro Women Chicago Central Section giving donations to a men’s shelter during Father’s Day. PHOTO PROVIDED BY NCNW.

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Organization for Black Women addresses needs of the community

The National Council of Negro Women was founded on December 5, 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. The mission of the organization is to lead, advocate and develop women of African descent, while addressing the concerns of the women, their communities and their families.