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Black Family Reunion History


Started in 1986 by NCNW as 3 day cultural event to celebrate the Black family

The 26th Annual Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration will be held August 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2014 in Cincinnati. This event continues to grow and is now one of Cincinnati's largest family-focused events drawing over 50,000 patrons. The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in August 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is held annually the 3rd weekend of August. Through the generous support of our sponsors we are able to offer the event to the public at no charge. The event has grown form the early days of 1989 to over 50,000 people of all ages on hand each year to enjoy the three days of activities. 


History
Conceived in 1986 by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, the Black Family Reunion Celebration was a 3-day cultural weekend event which brings consumers, corporations, communities and government agencies together to focus on the historic strengths and traditional values of the Black Family.

The National Council of Negro Women is dedicated to ensuring that the historic values of the Black family are showcased and reinforced through responsive and innovative community service programs, such as BFRC.

The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in August 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  It is held annually the 3rd weekend of August.