We thank Arabella Advisors, AARP and NEO Philanthropy for their generous support of this work. We also thank the contributors to this report for your willingness to share your expertise and wisdom on behalf of the perspectives and experiences of Black women and girls. 

Melanie L. Campbell

President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

National Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable and Black Women’s Roundtable Intergenerational Public Policy Network


Avis A. Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Advisor, Black Women’s Roundtable, 

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation 

Elsie Scott, Ph.D.

Founding Director, Ronald W. Walters
Leadership & Public Policy Center, Howard University

Assistant Editor
Joycelyn Tate

Senior Technology Policy Advisor, Black Women’s Roundtable and 

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation


TYP Social Media Co.

Special Note

The essays included in Black Women in the United States & Key States, 2023 are the expressed views of the contributing authors and not of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Black Women’s Roundtable, or the supporters of this report.