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									BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT


       Overview
          of
 History and Purpose
BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT
      “ a rich history ”

   EQUITY


   EXCELLENCE


   OPPORTUNITY


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        BEFORE BIG

   Loose/Fragmented/Informal Meetings
     – Wed. Luncheon Group - Labor
     – Tues. Business Group - State
     – Reactive vs Pro-Active
     – Game Plan on Specific Issues

   Traditional Civil Rights Organizations
     – No Organization or Group with
       focus on Government Employees

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         BIG History

   Who: DHEW Black federal employees
   When: Established in 1975 and in 1976
    incorporated as a non-profit organization

   Where: Parklawn (Chapter) Building,
    Rockville, MD

   Why: Address a wide assortment of
    racially motivated problems



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BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT
   Articles Of Incorporation
    – Washington, DC
    – February 26, 1976

   First President Elected
     – June 1, 1977
     – Ramona McCarthy



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BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT
   Founders’ Goals
    – Establish Big Chapters In Each
      Executive Branch Of Federal
      Government In Washington Metro
    – Within Federal Agencies Nationwide
   Elected First National President
    – January 1978
    – Lonis Ballard


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BIG Goals and Objectives

    Be an advocate of equal opportunity
    Eliminate practices of racism and racial
     discrimination
    Promote professionalism among Blacks in
     government
    Develop and promote programs to
     enhance ethnic pride and educational
     opportunities


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Goals and Objectives (cont)

     Establish a mechanism for the
      gathering and dissemination of
      information

     Provide a nonpartisan platform on
      major issues of local, regional and
      national significance affecting Blacks in
      government


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      BIG STRUCTURE
   Board of Directors
   Executive Committee
   Regional Council
    – Eleven Regions
   Chapter
   STAFF




      Delegates Assembly
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     BIG STRUCTURE
Board of Directors
ART III, SEC 2A / ART VI, SEC 1
Determine Policy.
Undertake All Appropriate Actions
Requiring National Attention.
ART VI, SEC 1A – Report Of
Regional Council To Board - Advisor


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      BIG STRUCTURE
Chairpersons of Board of Directors

  Anthony Williams
  Rance Clemons
  Oscar Eason
  Julius Crouch
  Jimmy Givens
  Anthony Rhodes
  Roberta McNeil
  Johnny Smith
  Ralph Browne, Jr.
  Ellen Dyson                    Farrell Chiles
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REGION I - 1980




             George Lima
             Frank Buntin


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REGION II - 1980




               Ellis Cosey
               Robert Rogers
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REGION III - 1980




               Betty Lunn
               Sandy Stewart
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REGION IV - 1980




             Robert Blackman
             Johnny Smith
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REGION V - 1980




             Warren Chapman
             Ellis Godwin
             Howard Ervin
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REGION VI - 1980




             John Johnson
             Rance Clemmons

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REGION VII - 1980




              Julius Crouch
              William Massey
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REGION VIII - 1989




               John Leddbetter
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REGION IX - 1980




              Brenda Harper
              Wanda Jackson

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REGION X - 1982




             Oscar Eason, Jr.
             Willis Tate

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REGION XI - 1980
   District Of Columbia




                 Ramona McCarthy
                 Anthony Williams
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      BIG - PRESIDENTS
   Ramona McCarthy
   Lonis Ballard
   Mildred Goodman
   Thomas Jenkins
   James Rogers
   Rubye Fields
   Marion Bowden
   Dorothy Greening
   Oscar Eason, Jr.
   Gerald Reed
   Gregg Reeves       Darlene Young

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        BIG ROLE
   Training
   Professional Growth and
    Development
   Counseling and Representation
   Community Service
   Advocacy
   Networking
   Job Opportunities


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