Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 290

Price Realized: $ 1,020
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
IMPORTANT WOMEN'S ADVOCATE (CIVIL RIGHTS--WOMEN.) BURROUGHS, NANNIE. Nannie H. Burroughs of Washington D.C. "Female Booker T Washington" will Lecture at the Y. W. C. A Auditorium, Sunday June 11, 1922 3 P.M.. . . White sign printed in red14 x 11 inches; lightly toned; framed. [Poughkeepsie, New York?], 1922

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a rare and early appearance of the noted women's and civil rights activist. Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879-1961) was born in Orange, Virginia. In 1883, she and her mother moved to Washington where she received a high school education. While working as a bookkeeper, she became involved in women's rights issues and in 1900 co-founded the Women's Convention, an adjunct to the National Baptist Convention. At a meeting of the latter, she delivered a speech that instantly made her famous "How the Sisters Are Hindered from Helping." She held the position of corresponding secretary until 1947, then as President until her passing in 1961. She was responsible for the establishment of the National Training School for Women and Girls, which opened in 1909, and she was one of the early founders of the National Association of Colored Women. Burroughs was a life member of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and wrote and lectured on behalf of racial pride and civil rights her entire adult life. In a 1934 article in the Afro-American, she prophetically wrote: "Negroes should start using ballots and dollars to fight racism, instead of wasting time begging the white race for mercy." As she grew older Nannie Burroughs became decidedly more radical and in the 1940's she edited a Baptist journal called "The Worker." She was in her mid seventies when the Montgomery Bus Boycott began, and in 1956 wrote "Justice, the Integration Song," which was voted by the Baptist Convention as their "National Anthem."