National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc.Josephine St. Pierre RuffinMary Church TerrellJosephine Silone YatesMrs. Margaret Murray WashingtonMrs. Marie Wright TolliverLifting As We Climb
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Who Are We?

At the call of Mrs. Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. was founded in Washington, D.C. in July 1896 by the merger of the National Federation of Afro-American Women, the Women's Era Club of Boston, and the Colored Women's League of Washington, D.C.

The Association became and has remained a significant voice in national affairs and contributed to the uplifting of the American way of life since 1896. Membership includes women and youth in 32 states dedicated to "raising to the highest plane the homelife, moral standards, and civic life of our race." As we continue in the mainstream of economic progression, we, the colored women of the United States of America, stand united for service to humanity.

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