The mission of 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc., is “to improve the quality of life of our citizens and enhance educational and economic opportunities for African American youth, particularly young black males. Founded in 1993 as the 20th chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., the 100 has provided many valuable services to the Chattanooga community.

For 22 years, 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc. has taken its mission to the children, focusing on spiritual, character and intellectual development and economic empowerment through mentoring. The hallmarks of the 100 are self-help and sweat equity. Our members contribute not only their money, but their time, their interest, and their physical presence.

It is the belief of the 100 that “what they see is what they’ll be.”Because of this belief, and the current social conditions facing inner city youth, successful black men, reaching into the neighborhoods, the schools, churches, and the families in which these children live is a necessity.

The members of the 100 thank you for visiting our site to learn more about who we are what we are doing in the City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County and Walker County Georgia.

We welcome your support and your partnerships as we strive to improve the lives of our children and build a stronger community.

Erskine Oglesby, Jr.
100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc.

Upcoming Events

6th Annual
​African American
​History Challenge Bowl 
Saturday, February 17, 2018
At 4:00​pm
Bessie Smith Cultural Center




100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc.      PO Box 1201    Chattanooga, TN 37401     423-821-6700
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100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc. 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 Chattanooga, 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.