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Our Day Together
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TitleOur Day Together
DescriptionTwo pages of notes from an interview of Mrs. Booker taken by Knox College Professor of Sociology, J. Howell Atwood. These notes are about a club called Our Day Together, a social club of African American church women in Galesburg, Illinois. The notes describe the activities of the club. Atwood conducted extensive research from 1930-1960 about the Galesburg African American community.
SubjectClubs
Clubwomen
Subject (LCSH)African American women -- Societies and clubs
Named PersonBooker, Frances;
CreatorAtwood, Jesse Howell;
TypeText
Formatpdf
IdentifierJ. Howell Atwood Manuscript Collection (box 8)
Languageeng
RightsSee http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2010-04-23
Transcript(Mrs. Booker)
The Our Day Together (ODT)
was made up of active church
workers. They were banded
together to dev. the social
life of busy women. These
women definitely didn't
dance or play cards. We
wanted to show that
life could be interesting
& helpful. Our one
idea was [illegible characters crossed out] to serve the
Lord with joy & gladness.
So often the loyal -- relig-
ious girls were dull &
uninteresting. [Characters "The others" crossed out] We
were active workers &
(1)


wanted to do little nice
social things. [characters "our secret objective was The other club fought us" crossed out]
This O.D.T. club avoided
inviting as members any
one who played cards or
danced. We think of
one accord. At least
we aren't divided on
[characters "that" crossed out] those points. (We wanted
a community social center.
The depression hit this.
the members' husbands
were unemployed.
Secret objective.)
(2)
Physical Descriptionhandwritten on 8.5 x 5.25 (half) sheet
Filenamenotespage38-39.tif
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