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National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc.
"Lifting As We Climb"

A Legacy of Strength

Mrs. Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin

    At the call of Mrs. Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, the National of Colored Women's Clubs, (NACWC) was organized in Washington, DC on July 21, 1896  by the merger of National Federation of Afro-American Women, the Women's Era Club of Boston, and Colored Women's League of Washington, DC.  The NACWC  is the oldest African American secular organization in existence today.

The objectives of the NACWC are as follows:

1.  To promote the education of women and children,
2.  To raise the standards of the home,
3.  To improve conditions for family living,
4.  To work for the moral, economic, social, and religious welfare of women and children,
5.  To protect the rights of women and children,
6.  To secure and enforce civil and political rights for the African American race, and
7.  To promote interracial understanding so that justice may prevail among all people.

[The] National Association of Colored Women's Clubs is a great fellowship of women united for service to lift the standards of the home and extending their service to help make better communities.  The activities and contributions  of the club women help to improve the quality of the life for all people, especially those in the African American community.

NACWC Club Colors

Purple & White

NACWC Club Flower Violet
NACWC Club Motto "Lifting As We Climb"

National Headquarters Address
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc.
5808 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011



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