THE FEDERATION JOURNAL "Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We are Lifting As We Climb" Volume 20 SPRING ISSUE Number 2 Conventions 7964 55th Annual Convention—Asheville Theme:—“The Club Woman’s Responsibility to Youth in an Age of Automation.” June 11-12-13, 1964, in the Varich Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at Bartle and French Broad Streets, the club women and girls of the more than 125 clubs, both Youth and Adult, will meet in Convention. The women of Asheville, being led by Mrs. Virginia Nesbit, Chair man; Mrs. Annie L. Murphy, Co- Chairman, and Mrs. Leola Allen, Business Manager, are going all out to make one comfortable and happy. Asheville is a beautiful city. Lodging will be $2.00 each night Meals at the church: $ .75 for Breakfast 1.00 for Lunch 1.50 for Dinner Thursday, June 11, 1964; The Executive Board will assem ble in the Y.W.C.A. at 6:00 P.M. for its meeting. 8:00 P.M. Welcome Session — Varich Chapel Church. Host Club in Charge. Friday, June 12, 1964 — Varich Chapel Church Guest Speaker JOYCE A. FORD National Girls President 9:30 A. M.—First General Ses sion Reports — Standing Committee and Officers President’s Address (Continued on Page 3) National Convention-Denver Conventioin plans have been an- Registration $2.00 nounced by Dr. Rosa L. Gragg, Press Breakfast 2.50 president of the Association, and President’s Luncheon 3.00 Miss Joyce Ford, president of Banquet 6.00 Girls Clubs. Sunday, July 26, 1964—Red Rocks, Dates — July 25, 1964 to Au- Pueblo—1.50 gust 1, 1984 at the Denver-Hilton Advance registration is neces- Hotel, Denver, Colorado. sary, by July 21st for Sunday It promises to be an interesting Chuck Wagon dinner, and exciting gathering of One Contact Mrs. Slack for any fur- Hundred Thousand women from ther information. 41 states and the District of Co- Denver Hilton Hotel offer the lumbia. following: Theme: “Economic and Educa- Single Rooms 10.00 tional Responsibilities of Today’s Double Rooms—double bods 17.00 Women and Youth.” Double Rooms—Twin beds .17.00 Founded in 1896, the Association Two Room Suite—Parlor and bed is among the oldest and largest room 35.00 & up organizations of American Worn- Three Room Suite — Parlor and en. 2 bedrooms 54.00 & up Activties participated in include Directly following the Annual improvement of home, family and Convention many tours are community; scholarships and proj- planned by Pan Am Hawaiian Ad- ects in health, education and wel- ventue Tour. One Day Tours to fare. Neighbor Islands. Write: Travel Mrs. Ira E. Slack, Ge n e r a 1 Consultant Inc., 1612 K. St. N. W., Chairman, 3710 E. 30th Ave., Den- Washington, D. C. Early reserva- ver, sends following information: tion is advisable. Dr. Mary Church Terrell; A Biographical Sketch PLANNING committee;—Left to right, front row, Mrs. Annie L. Murphy, Mrs. Ruth Howard, Mrs. Corrie Mayfield, Mrs. Pauline Rollinson; second row, Mrs. Virginia Neshitt, Mrs. Ethel Hanberry, Mrs. Mary Dixon, Mrs. Eugenia Parrett; third row, Mrs. Thelma Porter and Mrs. Leola Allen. A native of Memphis, Tennessee. She was born 1863, the year in which Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Mrs. Terrell earned two degrees at Oberlin College. She later stud ied at Universities in France, Ger many, Italy and Switzerland. Beginning in 1885 for two years she taught at Wilberforce Univer sity. From 1887-1891 she taught at Washington’s High School for col ored youth. October 1891 she married Rob ert H. Terrell, who later served as a judge of the D. C. Municipal Court. Mrs. Terrell served two terms of eleven years on the D. C. Board of Education. She was founder in 1896 and the first president of the National As sociation of Colored Women’s Clubs. This organization honored her memory during the month of Feb ruary. A portrait of her was un veiled at the headquarters of the Association, 1601 “R” S t r e,e t Washington, D. C., and a trophy was presented by Dr. Rosa L. Gragg to Mrs. Phyllis Terrell Langston, daughter of Mrs. Ter rell. “Mary Church Terrell Com memorative buttons” will be sold until the convention in July for the benefit of the Youth program and scholarship fund of the Associa tion. Mrs. Terrell was a distinguished lecturer, who spoke both French and German, fluently. She was also an author. Her articles appearing in publi cations throughout America and abroad. Her only book an autobi ography, “A Colored Woman in a White World,” was published in 1940. (Continued on Page 6)

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