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Dr. Arnita Young Boswell and 13 other spirited women founded the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. in 1974 during the Fourth Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend.  These spirited Black women met in a hotel room and organized a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and children.


Historically, NHBW, Inc.’s agenda has been to impact public policy and legislation for the betterment of the minority community in general and the economic and political status of Women.


The goals of the founding sisters were:

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