The 200+ Men Inc. formally, the Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men Inc. is an aggregate of men in Hampton Roads Virginia who joined forces to develop and present coordinated approaches to addressing community issues and problems.
  • The group organized in March 1997 as an ad hoc body primarily to plan and sponsor a community welcome reception for Dr. Marie McDemmond, then the incoming president of Norfolk State University. The group's name (Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men) represented the number of men ...who participated in the event's sponsorship.
  • The reception for Dr. McDemmond, NSU's first female president, was held June 22, 1997, and was attended by more than 700 individuals.
  • Members of the group then decided to organize as a public, non-profit organization and to work for community betterment.

  • The Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men Inc. made its public debut September 21, 1997, in a program at St. John's A.M.E. Church in Norfolk. Officials announced then that the organization would focus its attention and energy on education, economic development (now economic justice) and community betterment, a catchall category.
  • Since 1997, The 200+ Men Inc. has been engaged in a number of activities designed to inform/educate, honor and/or advocate for issues that help strengthen the community. The organization works singularly and in tandem with individuals, groups and governmental units on shared-goal efforts.

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