There are 18 Entities related to this resource.
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (born Mary Jane McLeod; July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist. Bethune founded the National Council for Negro Women in 1935, established the organization's flagship journal Aframerican Women's Journal, and resided as president or leader for myriad African American women's organizations including the National Association for Colored Women and the National Youth Administration'...
The National Council of Negro Women (NANW) was founded December 5, 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune. It grew out of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW). Bethune was an educator and the daughter of former slaves. She branched off the ideas of the NACW and began the start of the NCNW to help African American women and their families. Women on the council fought more towards political and economic successes of black women to uplift them in society. NCNW fulfills this mission through researc...
The Girl Scouts were founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912 when Low organized the first Girl Guide troop meeting of 18 girls at her home in Savannah, Georgia. By the next year they became the Girl Scouts of the United States. By the 1920s troops were forming overseas as well. Low was inspired to start the Girl Scouts after she met Robert Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, in 1911. Beginning with Lou Henry Hoover, the incumbent First Lady has served as the Honorary Pr...
The Voice of America Forum Lectures in American Poetry series was broadcast internationally by the Voice of America radio program, which covered topics in the arts and sciences in mid-twentieth century America. From the description of Voice of America Forum Lectures in American Poetry series scripts, circa 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702202512 American governmental agency broadcasting by radio to audiences in foreign countries. From the description of Vo...
According to the The American Association of University Women's website, the AAUW is a nationwide network for the advancement of equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. From the guide to the The American Association of University Women, 1937-1994, (Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives) Based in Washington, D.C. From the description of American Association of University Women records, 1935-1955. (Unkno...
Social worker. From the description of Reminiscences of Dorothy I. Height : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309740864 Civil rights activist; YWCA worker From the description of Dorothy Irene Height papers, 1937-2005 (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 463485177 Dorothy Irene Height was born March 24, 1912 in Richmond, Virginia to Fannie Burroughs and James Height. Both of Height's paren...
Records of the YWCA's programs and activities among blacks began in 1907. From the description of Records, 1920. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007201 The YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula opened in 1948 as a recreation center for business women. It expanded to provide recreational and social services for women that met the organization's mission of "empowering women and eliminating racism." The organization was based in Palo Alto until its closing in 2003. ...
Physician, administrator, and activist, of Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C.; b. 1898. From the description of Papers, 1910-1980. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70953364 Physician. From the description of Reminiscences of Dorothy Boulding Ferebee : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513781 ...