100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. was founded in 1986 with the purpose of positively affecting the underprivileged youth of their communities. Nathaniel R. Goldston, after attending a meeting for One Hundred Black Men of New York, decided to gather his closest friends and associates to start a similar coalition in the South. At the time 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. was one of eight 100 Black Men organizations based in cities around the nation. Now there are more than 100 chapters worldwide and more than 10,000 members.
With an intense focus on education and empowerment, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. is not only one of the strongest African-American volunteer organizations in America, but also the headquarters of all of the 100 Black Men organizations.
With over 200 members, they are actively involved in all things affecting their local youth, including educational issues and public policy. Their primary goal at all times is the enrichment of their surrounding community through mentorship and service.
Included in the 2018 class of new members was Coca-Cola United’s own Director of Multicultural Marketing and Community Affairs for its East Region, Carl Hill. He was inducted along with 50 other prominent African-American professionals and industry leaders.
The membership oath was given by former Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young. Senior Vice President of the Atlanta Braves Hank Aaron and newly elected Congresswoman Lucy McBath spoke to the new members during the ceremony.
On behalf of Coca-Cola UNITED, congratulations to Carl Hill on this incredible recognition!