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The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 volunteer-driven legal advocacy organization established in 1968 as a bar association to support progressive Black lawyers. NCBL’s membership consists of judges, law students, lawyers, legal activists, legal workers, and scholars who provide a rich diversity of experiences and leadership.
Noted clients included Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, the Attica Brothers, Geronimo Pratt, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Ben Chavis, and the Wilmington Ten. The organization lobbied against apartheid in South Africa.
NCBL expanded from African-American oppression to support liberation movements in countries like Northern Ireland, the Palestinian territories, Cuba, Nicaragua, Guyana, Grenada, Namibia, and throughout Southern Africa.
Our mission is: "To protect human rights, to achieve self-determination of Africa and African Communities and to work in coalition to assist in ending the oppression of all peoples."
NCBL is a bar association whose primary focus is on the welfare of the Black community.
We are the legal arm of the Movement for Black Liberation.