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On this date in 1968, the Registry celebrates the founding of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPSi).
A group of Black psychologists from across the country started it in San Francisco. ABPSi united to address segregation facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community. Led by the principle of self-determination, these psychologists built an organization to address the long-neglected needs of Black professionals. Their goal is to have a positive effect on the mental health of the larger Black community through planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy.
Their objectives were:
To organize their skills and abilities to influence necessary change, and to address themselves to significant social problems affecting the black community and other segments of the population whose needs society has not fulfilled.
The Association of Black Psychologists has over 1400 members.