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Pasture Point in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs

 
 
Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 20, 2019
1. Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs Marker
Inscription.  This house was the last headquarters of the Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, organized In 1907 by educator and social reformer Janie Porter Barrett and other women who attended the annual Hampton Negro Conference. The Federation fostered cooperation among the states many African American women’s clubs, which had emerged late in the 19th century to address the needs of women and children and to improve education, health care, home life, and economic opportunity. In 1915 the Federation opened the Industrial Home School for Colored Girls, a rehabilitation center in Hanover County for girls in legal trouble.
 
Erected 2017 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 106.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkWomen.
 
Location. 37° 1.844′ N, 76° 20.598′ W. Marker is in Pasture Point in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on E. Pembroke Ave 0.1 miles west of Eaton Street, on
Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 20, 2019
2. Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs Marker
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the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 E Pembroke Ave, Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Smith Kelsey Peake (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); Historic Hampton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hampton Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hampton Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Serio Boat Yard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Historic Headquarters of the Virginia Federation of Colored Women's Clubs image. Click for full size.
By Lisa Vernon Sparks
3. Historic Headquarters of the Virginia Federation of Colored Women's Clubs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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