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Banner with motto of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs

Unidentifiedca. 1924

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington, D.C., United States

A purple silk banner with gold fringe and the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs' motto, "LIFTING / AS / WE CLIMB" painted in large gold letters. The banner was used by the Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. T Above the words is a painted design of three interlocking triangles, the center of which is filled with the two on either side in outline. The bottom of the banner is scalloped and has an attached length of fringe. The top of the banner has a sewn loop running its length for a rod (2010.2.1b) to be inserted. There is a strip of gold fringe sewn just below this loop. The rod is currently stored in place in the banner. It is painted gold at the ends and has a dowel inserted at the end of the proper left side with a hole for a dowel on the proper right side.

Details

  • Title: Banner with motto of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs
  • Creator: Unidentified
  • Date Created: ca. 1924
  • Physical Dimensions: 2010.2.1b: 13/16 × 31 1/2 × 13/16 in. (2.1 × 80 × 2.1 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: Women, Activism, American South, American West, Communities, Associations and institutions, Civil rights, Political organizations, Politics, History, Communication
  • Medium: silk (fiber), wood, paint

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