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Woman's Club Movement

Beginning in the 19th century, women began to organize woman's clubs with the aims of self-development and social reform. Here are some resources on Sorosis, Woman's Clubs, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, and more.
  1. Mary Church Terrell
  2. Julia Ward Howe
  3. Organizations

Sorosis - Early Professional Woman's Club
Sorosis, a professional women's association, was created in 1868 by Jane Cunningham Croly, because women were usually shut out of membership in the organizations of many professions.

General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)
Information about what is today "one of the world's largest and oldest women's volunteer service organizations," the General Federation of Women's Clubs, or GFWC.

Multi-Racial Movement Develop in the YWCA in Baltimore
The YWCA was among the voluntary associations serving women; this article looks at the development in Baltimore of a YWCA serving black and white women.

Texas Association of Women's Clubs
A history of the organization founded by M. E. Y. Moore in 1905, originally as the Texas Association of Colored Women's Clubs. Includes some information on the National Association and its decision in 1982 to drop the word "colored" from the name of the organizations.

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