HISTORY OF THE 100 BLACK MEN OF GREATER COLUMBIA, INC.
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. The also wished to ensure the future of their communities by aiming an intense number of resources towards youth development. These members were successful black men from various walks of life.
With a mission to improve the quality and enhance educational opportunities for African Americans, members of the 100BMOGC continue to serve as a strong force in the world by overcoming the cultural and financial obstacles that have limited the achievements of some African Americans, particularly young African American males. Members of the 100BMOGC have made outstanding progress, proving that Blacks can and do, excel as corporate leaders, community leaders, and independent business owners.