National Conference of Black and Non-white Secretaries (BAN-WYS)
- From the Collection: Creation: 1881-2003
- From the Collection: YMCA of Greater New York. (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
A group of black directors attending a national YMCA conference in 1968 called an ad hoc meeting to respond to racial discrimination within the movement. The National Conference of Black and Non-White Staff and Volunteers, also known as the National Conference of Black and Non-white Secretaries grew from this effort. The organization is usually known by the acronym BAN-WYS. New York YMCA staff often held leadership positions within the organization.
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