A stapled group of five mimeographed sheets, printed recto only, comprising three internal documents from the National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO), including their Statement of Purpose, Points Taken from the Platform of the NBFO, and Standard Questions You Might Be Asked and Suggested Answers That Might Work. Not illustrated. Some light soiling at upper left corner, some slight rusting around staple, minor crease at lower left corner. 4to. Stapled self-wrpps. N.p. (New York?) n.d. (circa 1973).
The National Black Feminist Organization lasted a brief time, founded in New York in 1973 by a group of activists to "address ourselves to the particular and specific needs of the larger, but almost cast aside half of the Black race in Amerikkka, the Black woman," as laid out in their Statement of Purpose. Their platform included, more specifically, the issues of Black Female Unemployment, Black Women Prisoners, Child Care Centers, The Triple Oppression of the Black Lesbian, Job Training Programs for Black Women, Sex and Race Role Stereotyping in Child Rearing, The Fight of the Household Worker, Black Female Addiction, Black Women and the Welfare System, Black Women and Health Care, and Supporting Abortion Laws and Other Areas of Reproductive Freedom, among others. Membership in the NBFO quickly grew from 30 to more than 2000 members, but by 1976 disbanded due in part to internal dissension and a tension between black and women's liberation movements. A scarce collection from a short-lived but important activist group. Book ID: 49016