The Unity Group was first organized in the fall of 1969. The purpose of the Unity Group was to select Black candidates and help elect them to position within the local government.
Suppression of Black voter participation has been a problem in America since Reconstruction ended in the late 1870
The Unity Group was very active in changing the Hamilton County Council to the now Hamilton County Commission. The Group provided the frame work for the 9th district seat and help elect two Black to the Hamilton County Commission Seat.