The National Black United Front (NBUF) will celebrate its 40th anniversary and national convention July 11-13 in the organization’s hometown of D.C. — and you’re invited to the festivities.

Known as “Chocolate City,” Washington, D.C., is home to historic African American institutions, events and personalities such as the Million Man March, Howard University and Frederick Douglass.

The National Black United Front is an organization of made up of concerned and committed individuals and organizations who have taken on the responsibility for making the community better. During the three-day celebration, participants will have the opportunity to network and provide input on critical areas related to Black lives and empowerment.

According to an organization spokesperson, the goal of the 40th National Convention is to build a politically conscious, unified, committed and effective Black mass movement.

The NBUF will be putting forth an agenda aimed at energizing and engaging communities at the ground level. Highlights of the convention will include: a Black Political Power Reception, National Awards Reception, a national meeting of Black organizational leadership and a strategic planning session.

The anniversary weekend will bring together scholars, urban professionals, grassroots activists, politicians, artists and longtime movement elders from across the country to address the needs of the Black community. Additionally, there will be strong contingents from the local and surrounding areas’ communities to help make this experience well rounded and impactful.

Calendar of Events

July 11, 6-9 p.m.
All Black Everything Reception: Building Black Political Power
African American Civil War Memorial Museum
1925 Vermont Ave NW; Free to the public

July 12 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
For the Culture Art Show
Smith Public Trust 3514 12th St. NE; Free to the public

July 13, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Science Fair & National Empowerment Workshops
African American Civil War Memorial Museum; Free to the public
Cost: Free

Special Event
40th Anniversary Awards Reception
Embassy of Haiti 2311 Massachusetts Ave NW
Cost: $60

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