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  • Collection: African-American Women and Suffrage

An early history of the IL Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. Includes a section on the Julia Gaston Club of Evanston and its members.

Wells letter to McCulloch_March 1913.pdf
The letter from Wells is in response to a letter (dated March 10, not saved) from McCulloch inviting Wells to Evanston to speak and also to McCulloch's home for dinner with their husbands included. Wells is commenting on the recent events in…

Suffrage Debate - Ev Daily News 3.26.13.jpg
A debate on suffrage at Ebenezer AME Church in Evanston, March 1913. Mrs. Robert Hadly, Mrs. Florence Jones, Mrs. William Stewart, and Miss Lydia Davis participated.

Emma Howland.jpg
Emma Howland was dedicated to the organization of Black Evanston women in the early 20th century. Howland was an active agent of change in her homeward, the fifth ward.

Celia Hill.jpg
Celia Webb Hill was the president of the Julia Gaston Club of Evanston in the early 20s. She was a crucial part of the Julia Gaston Clubs' involvement and partnership with the Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, hosting the Federation…

Lola Downs.jpg
Lola Y. Downs was a woman dedicated to the service of her community. Downs valued the importance of organizing among women serving as the president of The Julia Gaston Club, a women's club in Evanston. She also served as an officer of the Illinois…
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