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Sun, 02.15.1903

The Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. Begins

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*The Mississippi State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. (MSFCWC) is celebrated on this date in 1903. MSFCWC is an African American women's club located in Mississippi.

Educators Ursula J. Wade Foster, Mattie F. Rowan, and Lizzie Coleman created the club in 1903. They were inspired by visiting the annual session of the Southeastern Association of Colored Women's Clubs, held in Vicksburg in 1901. They are affiliated with the National Association of Colored Women Clubs (NACW), headquartered in Jackson.

By 1906, the annual convention drew 200 delegates from women's clubs in Mississippi. However, around six years before 1920, there was no annual convention. The organization had an annual convention and committees. MSFCWC sponsored scholarship opportunities and provided resources for black people in Mississippi. A new clubhouse for the organization was dedicated in Clinton, a town outside of Jackson, in 1953.

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