Today in Black History: July 21, 1896


The National Association of Colored Women’s Clusb (NACWC) was founded on July 21, 1896, in the 19th Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The association was formed after the uniting of the National Federation Afro-American Women of Boston and the Colored Women’s League of Washington, D.C. Mary Church Terrell was elected president. The group consisted of elite middle class women, such as educators, doctors, business women, and women of social status. Their motto was “Lift As We Climb.” NACWC created kindergartens, nurseries, mother clubs, and homes for girls.

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