Mission & Purpose
The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People was established in 1935 as The Durham Committee on Negro Affairs, with the purpose of serving as a public forum for discussion of community affairs, and especially Black affairs, in order to arrive at a consensus on its constituency's general betterment.
This organization was and still is a much-needed institution that continues to serve as a representative of, and as a leadership body for, the Black citizenry of the City of Durham and the County of Durham. Its purpose is to do the following:
1. To promote the welfare of the citizenry in civic, cultural, economic, educational, health, housing, political, youth, and religious and human affairs. These shall be considered as "Black Affairs" whenever they affect the Black population of our community or any of its individuals in any special manner by reason of race. The principal function of this organization shall be to work toward the elimination of racial discrimination or distinction in public and general private affairs.
2. To cooperate with other public and private groups in improving civic, cultural, economic, educational, health, housing, political, legal, youth, and religious and human affairs.