The brothers were looking good. Smiling, well-dressed Black men were everywhere at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-American History and Culture in Baltimore. Many of them were members of the Black Fathers Foundation, enjoying the organization’s first annual gala. All of them representing people and communities who came to acknowledge, support, and celebrate Black fatherhood.
The Foundation emerged from Founder Matt Prestbury starting a private Facebook group dedicated to sharing support and information for fathers, engaged in varied ways, raising their children. As membership approached 57,000, he envisioned a foundation offering financial assistance to organizations advocating for Black fathers and their families. Prestbury offers a powerful lesson in the difference one person can make in the lives of many. He envisioned and delivered a magnificent outcome, while Black. Click here to read more about great Black men being great Black fathers.