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A History of Black Women's Charitable Work in Baltimore

Arica L. Coleman
Mar 31, 2019 - 5:00

During Women’s History Month there is no shortage of women to highlight whose contributions have brought positive change to the nation and the world. Often neglected are women whose tireless activism within their local communities are overlooked in history books. Their contributions, however, are no less valuable. This is the case for the Rosebud Charity Club of Baltimore, Maryland, a group of Black women who gave back to their community through charitable deeds to make life better for those in need. They can best be described as what historian Rhonda Williams refers to as “community mothers”--those who “implemented...

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  1. Photo of Rosebuds from left to right: (front) Rev John Tilley, Mrs. Frances L. James, Ms. Susan Murphy (NAACP), Mrs. Rosalee Hennigan, Mrs. Iola Beverly; (back row) Mrs. Maragret Valentine, Mrs. Clara McCrea, Mrs. Mary Jones, Mrs. Atletha Nettles, and Mrs. Lillian Martin.

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