As you are preparing for your District Fall Meetings with your federation sisters, take time to celebrate district’s decade by sharing a notable woman who helped change history from that era. And be sure to encourage clubwomen to have fun by dressing in your decade’s attire. Send us your District photos to GFWC-NC 2nd VP, Stephanie Wallace, [email protected] or GFWC-NC Junior Secretary, Ellen Creasman, [email protected]
GFWC-NC Junior Secretary, Ellen Creasman, from District 4 in 1920’s fashion & GFWC-NC 2nd VP Stephanie Wallace, District 6, in 1980’s attire.
Notable Woman from History
Jane Addams (1860-1935)
“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”
Addams was a progressive social reformer and activist who was the first American Woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (1931). She was active in the women’s suffrage movement, president of the International Congress of Women, head of the Women’s Peace Party (1915), and founder of the Woman’s International League for Peace & Freedom (1919-1929). She also advanced racial equality and reforms for children. She was a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and helped found the National Child Labor Committee, which played a significant role in passage of the Federal Child Labor Law in 1916. Addams was also the first woman to serve as president of the National Conference of Charities & Corrections (1909-1915).