Early Community Work of Black Club Women

  title={Early Community Work of Black Club Women},
  author={G. Lerner},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={158 - 167}
  • G. Lerner
  • Published 1974
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Negro History
  • by GERDA LERNER Blaick women organized, throughout the nineteenth century, at first on a local, lateron a state and national level, to undertake educational, philanthropic and welfare activities. Urbanization, the urgent needs of the poor in a period of rapid industrialization and the presence of a sizeable group of educated women with leisure led to the emergence of a national club movement of white women after the Civil War. Similar conditions did not begin to operate in the black communities… CONTINUE READING
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