California State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs

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California State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs
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California State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs meeting in Oakland, California in July of 1915.
MottoDeeds Not Words
FounderEliza Warner
Founded atOakland, California
TypeWoman's club

The California State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs Inc. (CSACWC), was a woman's club formed in 1906 with the mission of serving the needs of California’s Africa-American women and children.

History[edit]

In 1906 the California State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs was formed by Mrs. Eliza Warner It was located the 15th Street A.M.E. Church in Oakland, California. Mrs. Warner was the first president.[1]

The California State Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc., joined the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC), in 1908.[2].

The Club's motto was "Deeds Not Words". The Club's mission was to improve the welfare of African Americans and of providing service to the African-American community.[3] In 1937 the Youth Affiliates was added to the organization.[1]

The CSACWC developed different areas of service, including International Peace and World Affairs, Forestry, and Prison & Parole. The CSACWC also created district associations to oversee the local associates, for example the Northern District included the clubs in the Bay Area of California.[3]

Further reading[edit]

The Online Archive of California contains the Guide to the Colored Women's Clubs Associations Collection. The collection includes historical documents from the California State Association of Colored Women's Clubs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "California State Association of Colored Women's Clubs". Oakland LocalWiki. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. ^ "California State Association of Colored Women's Clubs". Oakland Public Library Digital Collections. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Guide to the Colored Women's Clubs Associations Collection". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  4. ^ "African American Museum and Library at Oakland: Guide to the Colored Women's Clubs Associations Collection". Online Archive of California. California Digital Library. Retrieved 3 October 2018.