In the 1890s, the growth of the black women’s club movement was spurred on by efforts to end lynching. Ida B. Wells-Barnett denounced lynching in the press. As she traveled the country lecturing about lynching, she also helped to found black women’s clubs
The woman’s club movement began throughout the United States in the late nineteenth century. Although initially focused on self-improvement, women’s clubs in the Philadelphia region as in the nation quickly extended their goals to include community activism.
Of Two Minds: Creative Couples in Art & History showcases the creations of romantic couples who inspired, instructed, or even assisted one another in making art or knowledge. In anticipation of Women’s History Month beginning tomorrow, we shine the spotlight on two remarkable women who were artists, partners, and educators in an era when it was unusual for women to hold prominence in the public art sphere.
Violet Oakley Studio located on St. George’s Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is noted for being the studio and living quarters of artist Violet Oakley (1874-1961), as well as fellow female artist Edith Emerson, who was also a painter and muralist
Since the earliest decades of the 20th century, Philadelphians have had an almost obsessive infatuation with Camac Street. And why not? The narrow thoroughfare is known as the “The Little Street of Clubs,” home to the Plastic Club, the Sketch Club and the Franklin Inn Club. And as if that isn’t quaint enough, the 200 block of Camac is also the only street in Philadelphia paved with wooden blocks
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