100 black men
national organization history
The overall concept of the 100 began in New York in 1963 when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community. The group eventually adopted the name, "100 Black Men, Inc." as a sign of solidarity. These men envisioned an organization that would implement programs designed to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities. They also wished to ensure the future of their communities by aiming an intense number of resources toward youth development. These members were successful black men from various walks of life. These visionaries were business and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate, Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson.
100 black men of st. Mary's parish history
The 100 Blackmen of St. Mary, Inc. became a chapter of the 100 Blackmen of America, Inc. in 1995 after a group of influential African American men in the Parish of St. Mary organized to help meet the needs of the African American community through mentorship and service to the community. Many of the first members were educators, elected officials and community leaders.