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"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb"
Fayetteville Is
Scene of Meeting
High Lights of Annual Meeting
of N. C. Federation of Negro
Women's Clubs, State Teachers
College, Fayetteville, May 18-20
The 47th session started Thurs
day night with special greetings
to the Executive Board members
at a lovely reception. Represen
tatives of the college, city Min
isterial Alliance, and the Host
District were present in large
Friday morning, members pour
ed in from some 100 clubs cover
ing the state from Elizabeth City
to Asheville. These 250 or more
adult delegates were comfortably
housed and fed by the college.
At 9 A. M. the meeting started
with impressive devotions, and
that held true for the opening of
each session. With President Rose
D. Aggrey of Salisbury presiding,
business moved smoothly through-
Miss Frankie V. Adams
out the day. Clubs reported their
benevolent, charitable, and social
activities. They reported fees and
contributions to the Scholarship
and Blind Magazine projects.
On Friday evening all assem
bled with many visiting friends
of both races in Fayetteville for
further greetings from the Mayor
and other city and county officials.
Saturday morning a most profit
able question and discussion pe
riod was held, followed by a
workshop on three topics:
“Women’s part in planning
home ownership.”
(See “CONVENTION,” Page 6)
First Celebration
Charlotte Hawkins
Brown Day Is Held
The first celebration of Char
lotte Hawkins Brown Day was
held on June 10 at Palmer Me
morial Institute in Sedelia.
The special appreciation ser
vices were conducted at 2:30
o’clock in the afternoon on the
campus of Palmer Memorial In
stitute, a school founded by Dr.
She is now president-emerita of
the institute.
The unveiling of a bust was a
highlight of the appreciation cel
ebration of the Federation of
Women’s clubs honoring Dr.
Brown for her 54 years of service
“in education, fine race relation
ships and club work.”
Dr. Brown was the first presi
dent and a leading organizer of
the Federation of Women’s clubs
in the State.
Barbara Gibson and John
Roberson, grandchildren of Char
lie Maye, an employee of the
school for 30 years, pulled the
cords which parted the curtains
surrounding the bust.
Three speakers who described
Dr. Brown’s achievements during
the program referred to her as
“a pioneer educator, club woman
and international citizen who was
in on the beginning of every
altruistic movement outside of the
church among women in North
“Dr. Brown,” they went on to
say, “is easily acknowledged as
North Carolina’s first iady in
achieving certain definite goais
in race relationships and in
educational development for
Negro youth.”
Reviewing her accomplishments
were Mrs. Rose Aggrey of Salis
bury, our president and Mr. John
R. Larkin, consultant to the Di
rector of the State Department of
Public Welfare, other officials of
our Federation taking part in the
program were Mrs. Sadie Griffin,
chairman of the committee which
handled arrangements for the
program, Mrs. Esther Barnes,
treasurer of the organization, who
presented a purse.
Special music for the program
was furnished by John Smith,
soloist, who was accompanied by
W. F. Carlson, director of the A.
and T. College band.
Members of the special commit
tee which planned the program, in
(See “BROWN,” Page 5)
Above picture shows Dr. William R. Slrassner, president of
Shaw University, presenting award to our president, Mrs. Rose
Douglass Aggrey.
President Receives Citation
At Shaw University in May
(Editors Note. Following is a
copy of statement made by
Dr. Strassner at time of award.)
Distinguished Service Award
GREY, Salisbury, North Carolina
In preparation for your career
as an outstanding public servant
you were educated in the public
schools of Portsmouth, Virginia,
and at Shaw University where
you received the Bachelor of Arts
degree in 1937; you also did grad
uate work at Columbia Univer
sity, New York City. Because of
your achievements during the
earlier years Shaw University
conferred upon you the honorary
degree of Master of Arts in 1922.
Your professional career as a
teacher has been one of unusual
distinction. You served in the
public school system of Ports
mouth for three years; in the
high school department of Liv
ingstone College, nine years; as
summer school director and
teacher, fifteen years; principal
of the Granite Quarry High
School, seventeen years; and as
Jeannes Supervisor, twenty years.
You went into the rural areas of
Rowan County and developed
high schools. Your life has been
one of dedication to the educa
tional welfare of our youth, and
an inspiration to all who would
be good teachers.
Your interest has extended be
yond the classroom to the wider
areas of human uplift. You serv
ed as a representative to the
Liberian Centennial; as a member
of the Advisory Board of North
Carolina Correctional Institutions;
the Southern Regional Council;
the Salisbury Interracial Council;
the Southeastern Association of
Negro Women’s Clubs; and as
president and editor of the
Journal of the North Carolina
Federation of Negro Women’s
Shaw University congratulates
you upon these achievements, and
in recognition of these is happy
to present to you
William R. Strassner, President

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