THE NEW YORK COLORED MISSION. Postcard.
THE NEW YORK COLORED MISSION
THE NEW YORK COLORED MISSION
THE NEW YORK COLORED MISSION
THE NEW YORK COLORED MISSION
THE NEW YORK COLORED MISSION
THE NEW YORK COLORED MISSION
THE NEW YORK COLORED MISSION

THE NEW YORK COLORED MISSION

New York: 1911. Printed document (10 in, 25.5 cm). Single sheet tri-folded to mail.

The New York Colored Mission (1865-1964) was dedicated to the "religious, moral, and social elevation of the colored people." The Quaker Society of Friends initiated this mission to provide jobs and housing for black people. It offered classes in cooking, sewing, carpentry, and religion; evening classes for adults; and lodgings, an employment agency, and nurses. They offered black women and children access to the countryside. Joshua L. Barton was elected president until he passed. L. Hollingswood was elected Treasurer until he passed and was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Urban League, a civil rights organization for black people and against racial discrimination.

Brynmawr edu archives. Two silhouette illustrations: child chasing rabbit and soup kitchen. Sealed with small gummed red star. Three short closed tears: at end of two folds and at red star seal (1/4 inch or 0.5 cm), light soiling along two exterior folds. Well-preserved and presentable postcard for an important cause. Very good. Item #1126

Price: $25.00

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