Saturday June 29, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Celebrate the history of the club founded by African-American women on the principles of intelluectual and industrial improvement for its membership and the community.
Home Circle was founded in Albuquerque NM in 1914 By Lula Black and 8 other matrons. It was part of the African American women's movement which began in 1895. The club was founded on the principles of intellectual and industrial improvement for its membership and community. The Home Cicle was to be a place of sanctuary, self-definition, and resistance. A place to discuss the issues facing the community and to uplift the community, their children, and themselves. The Club engaged in resistance against job ceilings, job discrimination,and unequal educational access(they resisted the legislation which allowed segregated schooling in the state of NM). Home circle practiced resistance through civic involvement and was an instrumental organization in teaching an appreciation of Black History , Art, Literature, and music in the home and in the church. Home Circle was also a member of the New Mexico Federated Women's club which joined African American women throughout the state to address issues facing African Americans in the state. The Motto is Intellectual, Social and Moral uplift.