Housewives League of Detroit

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The Housewives League of Detroit, an organization of African American women, was founded in June 1930 by Mrs. Fannie B. Peck. The aim of this united action group was to strengthen the economic base of the black community by directing the spending habits of black families into businesses owned and operated by blacks. From 1941-1951 they advertised activities by publishing the Housewives League Bulletin, a bi-monthly newspaper, and the Trade Week Guide, a semi-annual consumers guide. This local organization became the model for the National Housewives League, established in Durham, N.C., August 23, 1953.

From the description of Housewives League of Detroit records, 1930-1989 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 423365659

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referencedIn National Housewives' League of America Records, ca. 1918-1996, 1941-1987 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf National Housewives' League of America. National Housewives' League of America records, 1931-1996 (bulk 1941-1987). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Dessaw, Marie. Marie Dessaw papers, ca.1956-ca.1985. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Housewives League of Detroit. Housewives League of Detroit records, 1930-1989 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn National Housewives' League of America. National Housewives' League of America photographs. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Alpha Tennis Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Bethel A.M.E. Church (Detroit, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Booker T. Washington Trade Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Dessaw, Marie. person
associatedWith Housewives League (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Lewis College of Business. corporateBody
associatedWith National Housewives' League of America. corporateBody
associatedWith National Housewives' League of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Slade Gragg Academy. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Detroit (Mich.)
Michigan--Detroit
Subject
African Americans--Societies and clubs
Women--Societies and clubs
Businesswomen
African American businesspeople
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Corporate Body

Active 1930

Active 1989

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