Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans, St. Paul and Charity streets, Richmond, Virginia

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Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans, St. Paul and Charity streets, Richmond, Virginia

Description

Lucy Goode Brooks (1818–1900) and members of the Ladies Sewing Circle for Charitable Work established the Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans in 1871. These formerly enslaved women enlisted the support of the Cedar Creek Meeting Society of Friends (Quakers) to found a home for orphaned and abandoned African-American children. Brooks’s activism came from her experience losing one of her children, who was sold before the Civil War.

The Friends Asylum opened an orphanage at St. Paul and Charity streets in Jackson Ward. Today, the organization is known as FRIENDS Association for Children. It provides childcare, enrichment programs, support and educational services to low-income families.

Creator

Gray, W. Palmer, photographer

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Date

c. 1920

Contributor

The Valentine

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Notes

Learn more:
Louise Goode Brooks (1818 - 1900), John T. Kneebone, The Library of Virginia.
Richmond Comes Together: Images of Community Outreach, The Valentine 
Acts and Joint Resolutions Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Virginia at its Session of 1871-'72, Chap. 362, p.454. 
Charter and By-laws of the Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans, in the City of Richmond, Va. Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, Library of Virginia.

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Citation

Gray, W. Palmer, photographer, “Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans, St. Paul and Charity streets, Richmond, Virginia,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed July 20, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/255.