Milestones

TIMELINE - MILESTONES

1890 General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) founded

1896 National Association of Colored Women (NACW) founded

1897 National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) founded

1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. founded

1913 Women’s Suffrage Procession, Washington

1920 League of Women Voters (LWV) founded

1920 19th Amendment enacted

1920 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc founded

1922 Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) founded

1922 GFWC purchased 1734 N St NW

1924 Indian Citizenship Act passed

1927 WNDC purchased 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW

1935 National Council of Negro Women Inc (NCNW) founded

1939 Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial

1948 Hurd v Hodge argued in front of Supreme Court

1948 NCNW tried to buy 1801 P St NW

1948 Supreme Court struck down DC housing covenants

1948 Segregation in Washington published

1951 NLAPW purchased 1300 17th St NW

1952 Mary Church Terrell picketed Hecht’s lunch counter

1953 Delta Sigma Theta purchased 1814 M St NW

1954 NACWC purchased 1601 R St NW

195X Brown v Board of Education argued in the Supreme Court

1959 Zetas purchased 1734 New Hampshire Ave NW

1963 March on Washington

1965 Voting Rights Act signed

1972 Deltas purchased 1707 New Hampshire Ave NW

1988 Cosmos Club admitted first women members

1995 NCNW purchased 6th St and Pennsylvania Ave NW