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"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb"
Whitman Tribute
Reprint from “The Southern
Patriot” by Willson Whitman, a
N. C. author and editor.
(Miss Whitman is a North
Carolina author and editor. She
is an SCEF board member, ,as is
Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown.)
“I’m a proud Negro. And I’ve
had a wonderful life, a happy life.
I have so much to be grateful for.”
Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown,
president emerita of Palmer Me
morial Institute at Sedalia, N. C.
is speaking, in a clear low voice
that combines the softness of the
South with just a trace of the Bos
ton A.
Dr. Brown is one of those pio
neers who helped to lay the ground
work for the present struggles for
freedom in the South. Slim and
erect at 77, she is living proof of
what can be accomplished when
intelligence and good will tackle
the difficulties that beset inter
racial progress.
For in a cultural sense. Palmer
Institute is interracial as well as
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Guest Speaker For
Shelby Convention
Detroit, Mich.
Mrs. Rosa L. Gragg, Detroit,
Mich, is now President of National
Association of Colored Women’s
Clubs, Inc., was born in Hampton,
Ga., the eldest daughter of the late
Rev. and Mrs. Willis O. Slade; a
graduate of Morris Brown College,
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®r. Cljarlott Proton
£r/ijs tissue dedicated to i5\lemoty
Theme For June 1-3 Meet
“Community Improvement
Spreads Abroad Through Federated
Club Women.”
The meetings wiU be held in
Cleveland Training School, 341 Hud
son Street, Shelby, N. C.
Beginning 6:30 p.m. with the
Executive Board Dinner on Thurs
day, June 1, 1961, followed by a
board meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Crosson Tribute
I have never known another so
full of contradictions and incon
sistences and yet could come up
with such exactness and such per
fection as Dr. Charlotte Hawkins
Brown. Her peers in North Caro
lina call her the “Lady of Social
Graces,” the “Erudite President,”
the “Champion of Religion” and
the “Pioneer of Social Freedom.”
She was born in Henderson, North
Carolina seventy-seven years ago
and was graduated from Cam
bridge High and Latin School in
1900, in 1901 entered the Salem Nor
mal School at Salem, Massachu
setts borught about by the effort
of her friend and patron, Alice
Freeman Palmer, first woman
president of Wellesley College. This
daughter of the tar heel state re
turned through the efforts of an
American Missionary Worker who
had met her on a train plying be
tween Cambridge and Salem, Mas
sachusetts. On October 10, she ar
rived at a little whistle stop called
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The delegation will assemble at
10:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, for the
opening session. Following Presi
dent, Mrs. E. M. Spellman’s mes
sage, officers will make their us
ual reports, and important com
mittees will be named.
This afternoon will be devoted
to special workshop activities un-
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Message From
Our President-
Greetings Kind Ladies of the
N. C. Federation.
Several weeks ago you received
a communication which called at
tention to the meeting announced by
Mrs. Rosa L. Gragg, president of
the National Association of Negro
Women’s Clubs, Inc. in the interest
of acquainting club women with
the need of rallying to the restora
tion and rehabilitation of the Fred
erick Douglas Memorial at Anacos-
tia, D. C.
Realizing the short notice for
your attending the meeting made
me feel the need of doing so in or
der that our Federation would be
represented. Mrs. B. H. Newell,
president of one of the Elizabeth
City clubs and Mrs. G. H. Morgan
who is a club member accompanied
me. Having Miss Wilhelmina Cros
son, president of Palmer Memorial
Institute and Miss Ella Evans, of
one of the Federated Clubs of
Rocky Mount attend the meeting
made us feel proud of our represen
Meetings were held at the head
quarters of National Association
of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc.,
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