Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Lifting As We Climb" Colored Women's Clubs

The Race Problem. As Discussed by Negro Women (March 1, 1901)

Author: Blauvelt, Mary Taylor
Volume: 6
Publisher: The American Journal of Sociology
Language: English
Book contributor: JSTOR

As an example of the above content I'll include the following.
The story of the Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (1922)

Author: Davis, Elizabeth Lindsay
Subject: Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Clubs; African American women; African American women
Publisher: [Chicago : s.n.]
Possible copyright status: Public Domain assumed. No evidence of copyright renewal could be found. Contact for information.
Language: English
Call number: 1155289
Digitizing sponsor: CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois
Book contributor: University of Illinois at Chicago
Collection: UniversityIllinoisatChicago; americana
Notes: Handwritten notes may not be legible. Some light text.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The colored girl beautiful (1916)

Author: Hackley, E. Azalia (Emma Azalia), 1867-1922
Subject: Young women; Conduct of life
Publisher: Kansas City, Mo., Burton Pub. Co
Year: 1916
Possible copyright status: The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright restrictions for this item.
Language: English
Call number: 8248646
Digitizing sponsor: The Library of Congress
Book contributor: The Library of Congress
Collection: library_of_congress; americana


The Chicago Negro Business Men And Women And Where They Are Located (1912)

Here's a look back at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Author: Washington, Lucius William, 1870- [from old catalog]
Subject: African American businesspeople
Publisher: [Chicago, Flanders printing co.
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: 10104490
Digitizing sponsor: Sloan Foundation
Book contributor: The Library of Congress
Collection: library_of_congress; americana


Monday, March 10, 2014

Women Of Distinction :

Remarkable In Works And Invincible In Character (1893)

Digitizing sponsor: LYRASIS members and Sloan Foundation
Book contributor: State Library of North Carolina, Government & Heritage Library
Collection: statelibrarynorthcarolina; americana

Author: Scruggs, L. A. (Lawson Andrew), 1857-1914
Subject: North Caroliniana; African American women; African Americans; Women
Publisher: Raleigh : L. A. Scruggs


Sunday, March 9, 2014

"Black Empowerment Spending" - Role Model - Start Here

It doesn't have to be only Kansas, Toto. It's time to bring business and employment back into the Black communities. Buy from and hire people from your neighborhood. Let's get a healthy flow of cash back in the Black community.

Claudette Colvin Is Honored for Women's History Month

Young Claudette Colvin 
Claudette Colvin 

Claudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a pioneer of the African-American civil rights movement. She was the first person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months. The court case stemming from her refusal to give up her seat on the bus, decided by the U.S. District Court, ended bus segregation in Alabama. The case went to the Supreme Court and finally ended transportation segregation nationally.

Last year (2013) for Women's History Month "The Peoples Organization for Progress" invited Mrs Claudette Colvin to New Jersey, in order to pay homage to the part she took  in the Montgomery, Alabama struggle for civil rights. It's my pleasure to share this effort by this active grassroots organization to honor the heroism exhibited this elder in very dangerous circumstances and to keep the memory of what she did always alive in our historical archive. God Bless.