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Black Womens Blueprint, Inc.

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Civil Rights, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Black Women’s Blueprint, Inc. is a civil and human rights organization of women and men. Our purpose is to take action to secure social, political and economic equality in American society now. We work to develop a culture where African-American women are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased. We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, support movement building and organize for social justice steeped in the struggles of African-American women within their own communities and within dominant culture.


Our Black HerStory Project aims to counter the effects of popular culture, teaches Black History in order to promote respect and dignity for Black women by highlighting and teaching their rich contribution to history, raising self-esteem, self-worth, connecting the past to the present and future, reconnecting to roots and inspiring pride. Part museum, part library, this Project is committed to creating greater knowledge and appreciation of the relevance of Black women to Women’s History and Black Historical issues, through innovative exhibitions, public programs and educational interactive tours tailored for our boys and girls offering them alternative images of Black women. This program has already obtained materials for several exhibits on the lives of key Black women from throughout the African Diaspora. At capacity this program will house artifacts, books, papers, video documentaries, video re-enactments, periodicals, t-shirts, buttons, campaign banners, organizational files etc. in a grand space catering to community adults and youth alike.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Black Women's Blueprint (BWB) is one of the most influential nonprofit organizations I have come across. I truly didn't know much about Rape Culture of Black Women in America until I came across BWB, in which I was very much informed about the history & present of of the Rape Culture of Black Women through Black Women's' Voices. I myself am a survivor of sexual & domestic abuse, & hearing other Black Women talk about their similar experiences in a space that provides that for us is so inspiring for many. I really appreciate BWB for all the services they provide to our community and it is most certainly one of the best organizations I take part in.


Rating: 5

Black Women's Blueprint encourages you to be a better, more informed individual. When you enter into their beautiful new space you can see books on the shelves written by people of African descent and you want to know what is said inside them, or the gallery of pictures on the wall dedicated to the Honor of the Women of Wednesday in Mississippi and you have never heard of it before but suddenly you want to know more. Or you may hear the name Edith Savage Jennings that doesn't sound familiar, a woman who was behind the scenes and not properly acknowledged in history is now brought to the forefront and revered as a pioneer of our time at BWB. These phenomenal women who started Black Women's Blueprint are exceptional. They make you feel strong and want to learn more about your background and heritage and feel a true sense of pride.


Rating: 5

Black Women's bleuprints in The Organization that first made me realize my potential as a woman, a black woman; I have power, I have a voice, I am "someone". With Black Women's blueprint, I discovered that I was A Strong Woman, not a victim, that I was a leader, not a follower. I also discovered that I was a Healer, a Mother of millions, and that in me, is the fountain of youth and of life itself. With Black Women's blueprints, I learned that I have wings and that I can fly as high as I want. I discovered Hope, and I will say with the Anonymous Writer: "Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieve the impossible." Black Women's blueprints embrace every cause and speak the voice of every community in need and move mountains to reach its goal which is: Equality for all.


Rating: 5

Black Women's Blueprint is a place where all women feel they have a voice. I am able to share my stories and be part of the collective decision making process. I have never been part of an organization that made me feel like I own it as much as all the other women in the room. I am more of a leader today because of Black Women's Blueprint. I have community, I am supported, I am empowered, I am viewed as greatness and not the messages that others try to impose on me as a black woman. Because of Black Women's Blueprint, I am a greater me. That is why I love this organization.