100 Black Men of America, Inc. Will Teach History While Empowering Young People During Virtual 34th Annual Conference

Atlanta, GA – September 12, 2020 – 100 Black Men of America, Inc.  believes in the power of Mentoring Across a Lifetime®. This year’s conference delivers thought provoking Power Forums and the second in the lineup provides a unique perspective on mentoring and education. These are two of the organizations core program pillars and the foundation for a very timely and needed discussion. This forum titled Generational Leadership: The Revolution of Mentoring and Educating to Take Control Over Our History will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM (EST). 

Dr. Rosalyn Artis, who serves as President of Benedict College, one of our nation’s  Historically Black Colleges, will moderate this session. Joining Dr. Artis will be a panel of educators and mentors who are members of The 100. 

  • Dr. Thomas Parham, Ph.D., President, California State University, Dominguez Hills 
  • Dr. Calvin Mackie, Ph.D., Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Activist, and Inventor
  • Dr. Lonnie Johnson, CEO and Founder, Johnson Research & Development and Johnson Battery Technology, and inventor of the Super Soaker

These highly skilled and gifted men will discuss the truth about Black history; why it is not taught in schools, and ways to move the Black history dialogue in a positive direction.  This is an ideal session for teachers, parents and youth. 

“The 100 has taken on topics that many organizations choose not to debate and discuss.  From our inception, The men of the 100 have always understood the importance of our people knowing our real history,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “We have developed programs like the Black History Challenge to teach Black History to our mentees, but we know so much more needs to be done to teach our history to the broader community,” said Chairman Dortch.

This session is free, and the public can access it on Facebook, YouTube or on the 100’s website at 100blackmen.org.  The public can RSVP here to secure a spot and to receive ongoing conference updates. Visit the 100 website at  https://conference.100blackmen.org/ for more details, including the agenda, forum details and speaker’s bios. #100VirtualConf, #LeadingWithPurpose.

“We are thrilled that our Foundation partners understand the importance of this conversation and are sponsoring this session.  We thank Georgia Pacific Foundation, EdChoice, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their ongoing support,” stated Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Vice Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.

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