Sewing class at the Y.W.C.A.


Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, United States

The papers of educator Fannie C. Williams include over 250 photographs documenting the Claiborne Avenue Branch of the YMCA in New Orleans, Louisiana. Williams served as an organizer, charter member, and first president of the branch, which served the African American population of the city. It was located originally at 1609 North Robertson Street prior to the construction of a new building at Cleveland and South Claiborne Avenues. This photograph displays a speech class for adults and a dance for the Les Jeunes Filles. This photograph includes a demonstration of business machines as part of an Office Workers Institute and a sewing class for girls sponsored by the Y-Teen Department.

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  • Title: Sewing class at the Y.W.C.A.
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Subject Keywords: YWCA of the U.S.A
  • Type: photograph
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wishes to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.
  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Date: circa 1950s-1960s
  • Collection: Fannie C. Williams papers