President Ross to Participate in Closing Bell Ceremony at NYSE

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Alabama State University President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., will join the chairman of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., for the ringing of the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Oct. 24.


“As a proud member of the 100 Black Men of America, I am deeply honored to be invited to join my good friend Tommy Dortch in the NYSE closing bell ceremony,” Ross said. “ASU’s partnership with this prestigious organization includes a student chapter on our campus. The 100 Black Men continues to have a tremendous impact on the lives of young black men across the country. I am thrilled to take part in this time-honored tradition as the organization is recognized for their philanthropy and service.”


The closing bell ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. (CST) and will be livestreamed. Please see the official release below for more information about the ceremony and how to view the event.



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100 Black Men of America, Inc. Chairman to Ring Closing Bell at NYSE on October 24th With Executive Board Members and Stakeholders


Atlanta, GA – October 17, 2022 – 100 Black Men of America, Inc., the largest volunteer network of black men focused on mentoring minority youth, today announced its Chairman Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Members of the 100’s Board of Directors, chapter leadership teams, members from across the United States, stakeholders, and family members will be in attendance. Ringing the bell will commemorate the work of Chairman Dortch and the many years chapters have educated and empowered youth and their communities.  This month, the 100 is celebrating the 36th Year Anniversary of forming the headquarters organization, which connects chapters from coast to coast and connects International chapters of 100 Black Men.

Event:  NYSE Closing Bell Ceremony

Date:   October 24, 2022

Time:   4:00 pm ET

The ceremony will stream live at approximately 3:56 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. eastern time. Following an introduction by the NYSE, Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. will ring the bell at 4:00 p.m., along with other members of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. View online at

To learn about the programmatic initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and locate a chapter of mentors working in your community visit

About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.