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Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life and Culture

The Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life and Culture, Inc. (IASBFLC) was conceived during the highly politicized era of the 1960s and 1970s. Nurtured by the long, bloody civil rights movement and justified in the aftermath of the killings of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., this era in African American history was peppered with ideas of liberation, institution building, intellectual warfare, cultural revival, and Black community control. The seeds of the IASBFLC were planted at the Westside Community Mental Health Center in San Francisco, California, where the executive leadership of the institute honed their skill and craft as intellectual activists through the Black Family Research Center. With the goal of building an institution to serve the Black community, the ...

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