Who We Are
The mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.
The 100 seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.
100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.
Message from our President
As men, we are naturally compelled to provide for the welfare of ourselves, our families, and our communities. The 100 Black Men of America is dedicated to building stronger men, loving families, and better communities by working together in a network of Chapters around the world.
Through our World Headquarters in Atlanta, GA, several thousand men utilize mentoring techniques, life planning skills, and leadership training to guide young people along the path of life. You can be a part of the success that we have witnessed over the years by joining the 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery Chapter. Your talents, skills, and abilities will be tremendous assets to our local chapter as we strive to achieve our Mission, Vision, and Goals.
Consider joining the 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery and become a participant in lifting and advancing the lives of our young by serving as a mentor, life coach, and leader.
The Honorable Johnny Hardwick
President – 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery
The 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery began as an effort of community-minded men receiving our certificate of membership from the National Headquarters. The founding officers consisted of President James Harrell (an established businessman), Vice President William Petty (an Army Colonel), Executive Secretary Edward Brown (an Air Force Colonel), and Treasurer Leonard McGruder (a Retired General Motors Supervisor). Together they created and establish what we know today as the Montgomery Chapter.
The organization was formally incorporated in the State of Alabama in September of 2001 with George Tabb, Bradley Knox, William Petty, Johnny Hardwick, Christopher Pitts, Timothy Robinson, Cornelius White, Malcolm Calhoun, and Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi listed as additional Directors.
The primary purposes as stated by the Articles of Incorporation were “To provide a community organization to promote a quality education on healthcare, wellness, and mentoring education in the Greater Montgomery Area.” In November of 2002, the Chapter was granted an exemption from federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code. The Chapter is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
As an Affiliate Chapter of The 100 Black Men of America, Inc., we are dedicated to building stronger young men, loving families, and better communities by working together in a network of Chapters around the world.
The chapter serves as a beacon of hope, commitment, and leadership for an area that is one of the bedrocks for human rights movements in this country. The members, advisors, and the leadership are intricately involved in every aspect of life in the Greater Montgomery area: judges, lawyers, doctors, nurses, technicians, educators, administrators, active duty and retired military members, aviators, engineers, financial managers, businessmen, and other professions.
Past Presidents – Chronologically
Mr. James Harrell
Lt. Col (Dr.) Edward Brown
Col William McCladdie
Pastor Jameal Brown
Dr. Charles Smith