Letter, Ora Brown Stokes to Adèle Goodman Clark, June 1, 1922 regarding fundraising for National Federation of Colored Women's Clubs

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Letter, Ora Brown Stokes to Adèle Goodman Clark, June 1, 1922 regarding fundraising for National Federation of Colored Women's Clubs

Description

Letterhead: Commission on Inter-Racial Co-operation, Atlanta, Ga.

210 W. Leigh St.
Richmond Va.
 June 1st 1922

Dear Miss Clark:

The National Federation of Colored Women's Clubs will meet in this city during the first week in August and I am asked to raise$50.00 towards the $1500 that the local committee must raise to meet the demands that will be required of us. 

I am writing to 25 of our white friends asking them to help me raise my $50.00. As Chairman of the local committee I am anxious to get the required amount. 

Won't you please help us and help me to make my report? 

Very truly yours,
Ora Brown Stokes

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The NACWC biennial meeting was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., August 6 - 11, 1922. 

Ida B. Wells Barnett, the prominent journalist and civil rights activist, traveled from Chicago with her daughter Alfreda to attend. Speakers included Hallie J. Brown, Mary Church Terrell, Margaret Murray Washington (Mrs. Booker T. Washington), Mary Bethune, and others.

Creator

Stokes, Ora Brown

Source

M 9 Box 81, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1922 June 1

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more: 

Great Women's Convention Here. Richmond Planet, 1922, July 29. 

Bonis, R. (2019). Ora E. Brown Stokes (1882–1957), Dictionary of Virginia Biography

Ora Brown Stokes, Social Welfare History Image Portal 

Citation

Stokes, Ora Brown , “Letter, Ora Brown Stokes to Adèle Goodman Clark, June 1, 1922 regarding fundraising for National Federation of Colored Women's Clubs,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed October 25, 2021, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/564.