National Congress of Neighborhood Women
The National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW) was founded in 1974 in Brooklyn, New York as a support network for grassroots women's organizations and community leaders dedicated to empowering, and providing a voice for, poor and working-class women working to improve their communities and their own status in low-income urban and rural areas on local, national, and international levels.
The 62 videos shown below were shot by filmmaker and a founding board member of NCNW, Christine Noschese, to document various activities of NCNW from 1974-1977. Included are conferences, workshops, demonstrations, and footage for the documentary: Working Class Women Change Their World (1977). The final video is footage for Women of the Northside Fight Back a documentary produced by Noschese before the founding of NCNW.
For more information on the National Congress of Neighborhood Women, view the Inventory to the NCNW Records in the Sophia Smith Collection and the Neighborhood Women website which includes additional audio and video.
Notes on access and use:
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- The original video tapes were digitized in the Spring of 2013. Video and audio quality varies as some tapes had deteriorated over time.
- The video shown here is in a compressed format to facilitate streaming over the Web. A higher-resolution file is available for purchase from the SSC.