Today in Black History 07/21/2015 | The National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs - The Charles H. Wright Museum Blog

Today in Black History 07/21/2015 | The National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs

 July 21, 1896 The National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs was founded in Washington, D.C. by the merger of the National Federation of Afro-American Women, the Women’s Era Clubs of Boston, and the Colored Women’s League of Washington, D.C. Their original mission was, “to furnish evidence of the moral, mental and material progress made by people of color through the efforts of our women.” Membership had grown to 300,000 nationwide by 1918. Today, their objectives include working for the economic, moral, religious and social welfare of women and youth, protecting the rights of women and youth, raising the standard and quality of life in home and family, enforcement of civil and political rights for African Americans and all citizens, promoting the education of women and youth, obtaining for African American women the opportunity of reaching the highest levels in all fields of human endeavor, and promoting inter-racial understanding so that justice and goodwill may prevail among all people.

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