Places

The following is a list of places – clubs, churches, associations – where we know women worked and engaged in political activity. Perhaps someone in your family was a member or worked there, and you have photographs or papers. Perhaps there are minutes from meetings.

  • Community Center at 401 Beale Avenue, founded to aid ex-servicemen and offered vocational classes made available by the Knights of Pythias
  • Federated Charities
  • English Club of the Community Center
  • Alpha Reading Circle
  • The Orphans and Old Ladies Home Association or The Old Folks Home Committee? This was considered “one of the only completed philanthropies among colored people. It has been promoted almost entirely by colored women and has done practical work in caring for the old and infirm.”
  • Child Welfare Club
  • City Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs
  • City Federation of Women’s Clubs
  • National Federation of Women’s Clubs
  • Ladies Aid of the First Baptist Church
  • The Ruth Circle
  • Industrial Settlement Home at 366 South Driver Street
  • Jackson Avenue Baptist Church organizations:
    • Willing Workers Club
    • Golden Eagle Club
    • Ruth Circle
    • Star Light Social Circle
    • Chickasaw Workingmen’s Club No.1
  • National Grand United Order of Wise Men and Women of the World
  • State President of the State Federation of Clubs
  • The White Ribbon Circle, Metropolitan Baptist Church
  • The Phyllis Wheatley Club, the Phyllis Wheatley Club gave its annual picnic at Douglas park Thursday. It was largely attended by members and their guests.”, The News Scimitar, July 18, 1919. Do you have photographs of this event?
  • The Rosary Art and Social Club
  • State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs
  • Plymouth Community Home
  • The Sister Fund and The Jeanes Fund, preparation of schools in the city and rural areas
  • White Ribbon Circle at the New Prospect Baptist Church
  • White Rose Circle at St.John’s Church
  • Blue Ribbon Circle Club at Martin Temple C.M.E. Church
  • Solvent Branch of the Red Cross
  • Women’s Council of Defense
  • The Women’s City Union
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