National Black Family Reunion

The Dorothy I. Height Building, headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, located at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Two- to three-day cultural event, held annually the third weekend of August, to "reinforce the historic strengths and traditional values of the Black family."

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National Council of Negro Women

Nonprofit organization founded in 1935 with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African-American women, their families, and communities.

The Dorothy I. Height Building, headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, located at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

NCNW organizes the National Black Family Reunion, a two-day cultural event celebrating the enduring strengths and traditional values of the African-American fathers.

Dorothy Height

African American civil rights and women's rights activist.

Height in 2008
Dorothy Height with Eleanor Roosevelt, 1960
Dorothy Height with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2009
The Dorothy I. Height Building, headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

She attended the National Black Family Reunion on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. every year until her death in 2010.

Taxpayer March on Washington

Tea Party protest march from Freedom Plaza to the United States Capitol held on September 12, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The event coincided with similar protests organized in various cities across the nation.

Protesters on the West Lawn looking toward the United States Capitol Building
Protest sign with the United States Capitol dome in the background
Protesters walking down Pennsylvania Avenue
Protesters walking down Pennsylvania Avenue

Adding difficulty to crowd estimation, a section of the National Mall near the Washington Monument was dedicated to the 24th annual National Black Family Reunion on September 12.

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Citizen or resident of the United States who has origins in any of the black populations of Africa.

National Black Family Reunion

Richard Kurin

American cultural anthropologist, museum official and author, is the Acting Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research at the Smithsonian Institution.

Richard Kurin, American cultural anthropologist, is Acting Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research at the Smithsonian Institution.

Dorothy Height, the president of the National Council of Negro Women, enlisted Kurin to help organize the production of the first National Black Family Reunion on the National Mall in 1986.