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Ohio Association of Colored Women Photo



Ohio Association of Colored Women Photo


The Ohio Association of Colored Women was a chapter of the larger National Association of Colored Women first founded in 1896 and headed by Mary Church Terrell. The Ohio sect adopted the same objectives of the National Association. The main focus was on job-training, wage equality, and child care.

The organization helped women and children suffering from poor health, lack of education, decent clothing, and housing. It raised funds for kindergartens, vocational schools, summer camps, and homes for the elderly. The NACW Ohio Chapter supported the right of black men and women to vote, and supported the women's suffrage movement two years before the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Women of the NACW helped mobilize voter registration. They also hosted cultural events, including music concerts and poetry readings. The Ohio Chapter was 1 of 300 clubs established nation-wide.

9 of their objectives are as follows.

1. To work for the economic, moral, religious and social welfare of women and youth.
2. To protect the rights of women and youth.
3. To raise the standard and quality of life in home and family.
4. To secure and use our influence for the enforcement of civil and political rights for African Americans and all citizens.
5. To promote the education of women and youth through the work of the departments.
6. To obtain for African American women the opportunity of reaching the highest levels in all fields of human endeavor.
7. To promote effective interaction with the male auxiliary.
8. To promote inter-racial understanding so that justice and good will may prevail among all people.
9. To hold educational workshops.


Ella P. Stewart


Scrapbook - NACW page 5




Autumn Vinciquerra




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MLA Citation

Ella P. Stewart , “Ohio Association of Colored Women Photo,” Student Digital Gallery, accessed January 27, 2022,