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Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Mississippi Website.

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Patrina Pendarvis, President, National Federation of the Blind of Mississippi

The National Federation of the Blind is a statewide organization of the blind and visually impaired persons. We were organized in 1972 in accordance with laws of the state of Mississippi.

Blindness doesn’t know the meaning of discrimination. It can strike at any time or at any age. There are over 10,000 blind men, women, and children throughout Mississippi. If you, a family member or friend are visually impaired or have recently become blind, the hurdles and adjustment periods are often difficult especially if you are unsure of what to do.

The ultimate purpose of the National Federation of the Blind is the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. This objective involves the removal of legal, economic, and social discriminations; the education of the public to new concepts concerning blindness; and the achievement by all blind people of the right to exercise to the fullest their individual talents and capacities. It means the right of the blind to work along with their sighted neighbors in the professions, common callings, skilled trades, and regular occupations.

The NFBM is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are registered with the Mississippi Secretary of State for the purpose of soliciting funds as a non-profit organization. All of our officers are non-salaried individuals.

All tax deductible contributions should be made payable to the National Federation of the Blind of Mississippi. (NFBM) and mailed to P.O. Box 1515, Jackson, MS 39215-1515.

For all questions, comments, literature requests, advocacy assistance, inquiries about donations, information on local meetings and publications, or any other concerns you might have, contact our President: Patrina Pendarvis by dialing (601) 540-6308. For questions or comments about this site, please contact the Webmaster.

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