Friday, February 19, 2010

The writing below this picture says: Portrait of Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin. From Mrs. Booker T. Washington, "Club- Work Among Negro Women," in John William Gibson and W.H. Crogman, Progress of a Race (Atlanta: J. L. Nichols, 1903). This woman helped create Homes for Aged Colored Women across the nation, from the North to the South. I thought this was relevant as her clubs were the first clubs for African-American women. I will see if there is more about African-American woman's clubs in Atlanta. This is taken from:
Claiming Public Space for Women's History in Boston: A Proposal for Preservation, Public
Art, and Public Historical Interpretation
Author(s): Gail Lee Dubrow
Source: Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1 (1992), pp. 111-148
Published by: University of Nebraska Press
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