Blacks In Government®,
was conceived by the Department of Health Education and Welfare (DHEW) Black Federal employees at the
Parklawn Building in Rockville, Maryland. The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee,
based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems faced by the HEW Black employees
in Rockville. Initially, it was thought that the umbrella organization would address only the
problems at the Federal level. However, it was soon determined that State, County, and
Municipal Black employees were faced with the same general type of employment problems.