Forty-four years ago, Black America descended on Gary, Indiana to join the City's residents and their first Black mayor for a convention to address the needs of the people. In the decade following the 1972 event, which drew nearly 10,000 attendees from across the United States, the number of Black elected officials nearly doubled.
Now is the time to revisit history and prepare to tackle these issues once and for all. There is still much to do, and complacency has become the enemy of progress. It is time for a new approach that takes into consideration a new brand of activism, and brings history and the future together.
Here is your opportunity to participate in the second National Black Political Conference
to be held in Gary, IN, June 9-12, 2016. Bring your ideas and your motivation to move us forward as one people with many beautiful and diverse voices. We will celebrate the
Honorable Richard G. Hatcher
, former Mayor of Gary, IN, and an original 1972 Co-Convener.