Founded December 12, 1975  

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was founded by 44 men and women during a historic meeting in Washington, D.C. Our founders represent various news platforms and disciplines from across the U.S. As an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals, NABJ was created to provide quality programs and services to and advocacy for Black journalists worldwide. Today, NABJ is headquartered on the campus of the University of Maryland-College Park, located at 1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3101, College Park, Maryland 20742. Every two years, the membership elects a President and National Board of Directors to govern NABJ. An executive director leads the National Office staff.