This album captures performances from the Congressional Black Caucus’ (CBC) first benefit concert. Rhythm and blues, soul, and funk artists provided their time and talent at the CBC’s annual dinner. Thirteen Black Members founded the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971. To express a collective vision, the CBC issued a “Black Declaration of Independence” and a “Black Bill of Rights” that stated concerns regarding jobs, economics, foreign policy, education, health, and social justice. Established in 1976, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) supports the CBC’s initiatives by hosting concerts and other fundraising activities during its Annual Legislative Conference.