May 28, 2017

Primary Source Spotlight: Black Women’s Clubs

The Tulsa Star. (Tulsa, Okla.), 19 Aug. 1914.

In the late nineteenth century black women organized to bolster their communities by undertaking educational, philanthropic and welfare activities.¹

National Association of Colored Women reports, articles & other texts

National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs historical newspaper coverage

National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs website

Negro Women’s Clubs historical newspaper coverage

African-American women’s clubs in Chicago 1890-1920 Illinois Periodicals Online

Alpha Suffrage Club historical newspaper coverage

Cornell Charity Club historical newspaper coverage

Ida B. Wells Club historical newspaper coverage

Phyllis Wheatley Club historical newspaper coverage

Today in History: Phillis Wheatley primary source collections

Today in History: Mary Church Terrell primary source collections


1: Lerner, Gerda. “Early Community Work of Black Club Women.” The Journal of Negro History. Vol. 59, No. 2, Apr., 1974 Accessed 03-19-15 via JSTOR.

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