The National Black Catholic Congress is an American Catholic nonprofit founded in 1987 by Bishop John Ricard, as a spiritual successor to Daniel Rudd's Colored Catholic Congress movement of the late 19th century. This is a photo from the 1892 congress. Front and center is Fr Augustus Tolton, the nation's first openly-Black Catholic priest.
The NBCC mission is to improve and enrich the lives of African-American Catholics, operating in close cooperation and coordination with the Black Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and receiving funding from the Black and Indian mission collection.
Six NBCC congresses have been held, occurring every five years.