In 1992, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation held a national conference in Washington, DC comprised of 47 grassroots and community leaders who had special interests and engagement with African-American men and boys. This meeting of professional, spiritual and scholarly minds became the National Task Force on African-American Men and Boys. Andrew Young served as chair.
This led to the groundbreaking report in 1994 by the National Task Force on African-American men and boys, “Repairing the Breach: Key Ways to Support Family Life, Reclaim Our Streets and Rebuild Civil Society in America’s Communities.”
In April, the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Dean’s Advisory Committee on Equity and Diversity and the Morehouse Research Institute convened stakeholders for a weekend in Washington, DC to reflect on the significance of the taskforce and “Repairing the Breach” twenty years later with Dr. Bobby William Austin, the developer of the initiative and editor of the report.