National Black Catholic Congress
Representing African American Roman Catholics, the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) works in collaboration with other national Roman Catholic organizations to improve the spiritual, mental, and physical health of African Americans. The organization seeks to establish an agenda for the evangelization of African Americans and to encourage the freedom and growth of African Americans as full participants in the church and in society. It also endeavors to help candidates for the priesthood, particularly Black American, African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latino candidates, in their preparation for religious life. The NBCC was founded in 1889 by Daniel Rudd and first met at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, DC.