Sunday, July 29, 2012


July 29, 1895 – First National Conference of Colored Women is held at the Charles Street AME Church in Boston, MA. The conference was organized and convened by Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin founder of the Women's New Era Club, a charitable organization of sixty prominent black women in Boston. Two years after the conference was held, the National Association of Colored Women was formed with Mary Church Terrell as its first president.
Mary Church Terrell

Mother Bethel AME Church, founded by Richard Allen, is dedicated in Philadelphia. It is among the first African-American churches established in the United States.

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