Chicago and Northern District Association of Colored Women's Clubs
|Motto||From Possibilities to Realities|
|City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs|
The Chicago and Northern District Association of Colored Women's Clubs (CNDA) was a woman's club formed in 1906 under the name the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (CFCWC). Its member clubs belonged to the Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (IFCWC). Mrs. Cordelia West contacted women's club presidents in Chicago to join together to work more effectively to solve the problems facing the African-American community. Its motto was "From Possibilities to Realities" and Cordelia West served as the first president .
The original clubs were:
- The Cornell Charity Club
- The Frederick Douglass Woman's Club
- The Ida B. Wells Club
- The Imperial Art Club
- The Julia Gaston Club
- The Ladies' Labor of Love Club
- The Mother's Union Club
- The Necessity Club
- The North Side Women's Club
- The Phyllis Wheatley Club
- The Progressive Circle of Kings Daughters
- The Volunteer Workers Club
- The West Side Women's Club
- The Women's Civic League
In 1921, during the presidency of Irene Goines the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs was incorporated under the name the Chicago and Northern District Association of Colored Women's Clubs. Sadie L. Adams was elected in that year as the president and served until 1933. Along with the new name came increased membership, establishment of a club house, and the creation of a home for dependent children.
Presidents of the CFCWC include Annie Peyton, Fannie Turner, Therese G. Macon, Clara Johnson, Jessie Johnson, and Martha Walton. The club celebrated its golden jubilee in 1956 and its diamond jubilee in 1981.
- The Story of Seventy-five Years of the Chicago and Northern District Association of Club Women, Inc., 1906-1981 was first published in 1956, then reprinted in 1981.
- Toward a Tenderer Humanity and a Nobler Womanhood: African American Women's Clubs in Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago
- Hendricks, Wanda A. (1998). Gender, Race, and Politics in the Midwest: Black Club Women in Illinois. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0253334470.
- Leslie, LaVonne (2012). The History of the National Association of Colored Women’S Clubs, Inc.: A Legacy of Service. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 9781479722655.
- Davis, Elizabeth Lindsay (1922). The Story of the Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. Chicago, Illinois. p. 80. OCLC 1013260810.
- Davis, Elizabeth Lindsay (1933). Lifting As They Climb. Washington, D. C.: National Association of Colored Women. p. 171. OCLC 1865680 – via ASP: Women and Social Movements.
- Knupfer, Anne M.; Silk, Leonard (1997). Toward a Tenderer Humanity and a Nobler Womanhood: African American Women's Clubs in Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago. NYU Press. ISBN 9780814748541.