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Message from the President.

I am very pleased to welcome you to the U.S. Department of Education Chapter of Blacks In Government, BIG-ED for short. Please take a few minutes to read our goals and objectives along with the 10 Reasons You Should Join ED-BIG. We are both a resource and an advocate for Blacks in government. We also welcomes and encourage returning and new members to be active participants as we strive to improve the workforce at ED for Black employees. We hope you will join us as we move to expand our scope of influence and advocacy on your behalf.

Wanda E. Gill, Ed.D.


ED Chapter, Blacks In Government

Room 4W248

1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.

2. To eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.

3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.

4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.

5. To establish a mechanism for the gathering and dissemination of information to Blacks in government.

6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional, and national significance that affect Blacks in government.


There are many reasons to join Blacks in Government in general, and the Education Chapter, particularly. The first starts with knowing what you want to get out of BIG. The second answers what do you want to give to BIG? What you both give to BIG and get from BIG makes BIG what it is. No organization can fulfill your needs if you neither speak up nor step up. Being a part of BIG provides strength.

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

~ African proverb

 Click here for 10 Good Reasons to Join ED-BIG.

Why Join BIG?

July’s BIG Haiku

Major Events in July

July 1905: A group of Black activists and intellectuals met on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls to discuss the issue of civil liberties for African Americans. That meeting was the start of The Niagara Movement. The group had planned to meet on the New York side of the Falls, but were forced to change location after being denied accommodations. The organization, formed by W.E.B Du Bois (l) and William Monroe Trotter (r), was made up of critics of Booker T. Washington, President of Tuskegee Institute. During this period, Washington was viewed by most as the authority figure on issues that concerned Black Americans.  Washington's view that Black Americans should help themselves, while being patient and accommodating, was denounced by members of the Niagara Movement, who demanded that blacks be granted the same rights and liberties as whites.

In order to grow

In intellect and stature

You must be humble

36th NTI Training.

July 28th - 31st

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