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Guide to the Northern California Black Chamber of Commerce Records
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Description
The Northern California Black Chamber of Commerce (NCBCC) was established in Oakland, California in 1978 by the members of the United Men of Action, Inc. to promote and support black businesses and black tourism in Northern California. The Northern California Black Chamber of Commerce records consist of constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, brochures, newsletters, and photographs of the organization and assorted conference programs and flyers related to black business.
Background
The Northern California Black Chamber of Commerce (NCBCC) was established in Oakland, California in 1978 by members of the United Men of Action, Inc. to promote and support black businesses and black tourism in Northern California. The Northern California Black Chamber of Commerce’s operations were managed by its President Oscar J. Coffey Jr. along with five staff members, and the chamber’s administration was directed by an elected board of directors and ten officers that chaired the chamber’s economic development, finance/membership, public affairs, community development, and human resources committees. Staff offices were located at 7700 Edgewater Drive in Oakland, California and were often host to many chamber events and social gatherings.
Extent
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes + 1 oversized box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Northern California Black Chamber of Commerce Records must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.