Welcome to the website of The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC)

NBDC is the nation’s organization for all Black disabled people.  Membership and partners includes Black disabled organizations, disabled people, parents, family members, faith based, non-profits, and academic and policy leaders.

Founded in 1990, in response to the need for Black disabled people to organize around mutual concerns, NBDC is dedicated to examining and improving; community leadership, family inclusion, entrepreneurship, civil rights, service delivery systems, education and information and Black disabled identity and culture through the lenses of ableism and racism. Select here for welcome video.

When Black Disabled Scholars & Activists Die

(For us to keep their work alive)
By Leroy Moore

They work in isolation
Ripples becomes waves
Spreading across earth and sea
For future generations

When Black Disabled Scholars & Activists Die

Who will rise
To continue to write and fight
To keep their work in the public eye
Everything begins with one then becomes many
Life is more about us and less about I

When Black Disabled Scholars & Activists Die

Do we take the time
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(By Keith Williams)


Martin Luther King’s Birthday became a federal holiday under what president?

Richard Nixon

Jimmy Carter

Ronald Reagan

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For several weeks in September 1957, the National Guard prevented Elizabeth Eckford and eight other black students from attending what city’s all-white Central High School?


Greenville, N.C.

Little Rock, Ark.

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One of the “real heroes” named by Dr. King in his “Letter From Birmingham Jail” was what college student who had su...read more

Comment by National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC)

We need to think about:
A diverse group of disabled people are included in writing the curriculum; that racism and ableism are included and determine who will have oversight in implementation. 


Hannan Adely - North Jersey Record  Feb. 2, 2019

Joe Maldonado, a transgender boy, attends his first meeting with his new cub scout troop Pack #20 after being barred from the Boy Scouts. Amy Newman/Northjersey.com

New Jersey has become the second state in the nation ...read more


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