Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Strategic SisterhoodThe National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rebecca Tuuri

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469638904

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 30 July 2021

Mississippi, Who Has Been the Taillight, Can Now Be the Headlight

Mississippi, Who Has Been the Taillight, Can Now Be the Headlight

The Council’s International Work, 1975–1985

Chapter:
(p.177) Chapter Eight Mississippi, Who Has Been the Taillight, Can Now Be the Headlight
Source:
Strategic Sisterhood
Author(s):

Rebecca Tuuri

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638904.003.0009

This chapter explores the National Council of Negro Women's (NCNW) international work, focusing especially on NCNW's postwar work for human rights and its later formation of an international division in the 1970s. In 1973 Congress passed the Percy Amendment to the U.S. Foreign Service Act that pushed the U.S. government to ensure that women were beneficiaries of international development projects. In this climate, NCNW won $1.7 million dollars in funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) between 1975 and 1985. The U.S. government saw the women of the NCNW, as a black American women-led nonprofit organization, as the "natural allies" of women of African descent worldwide. With this money, the NCNW first hosted a concurrent conference for women of African descent at the International Women's Year conference in Mexico City, established an international division, and tried to create international poverty programming like it had in Mississippi.

Keywords:   International Development, Black women-led nonprofits, Black nonprofits, Women in Development, International Women's Year, United States Agency for International Development, BLS Countries, National Council of Negro Women, NCNW, Dorothy Height

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .