Georgia A. Nugent Improvement Club, Louisville

The Georgia A. Nugent Improvement Club of Louisville was organized September 25, 1896, as the Louisville Woman’s Improvement Club after a visit to Louisville by the investigative journalist and suffragist Ida B. Wells-Barnett of Chicago. Charter members of the club included Mary V. Cook, Georgia A. Nugent and Mamie E. Steward – and they elected Fannie B. Williams president. The women in this 1945 photo are listed as follows:

Mamie E. Lee Steward

Portrait of Mamie E. Lee Steward (1869-1930) of Louisville, active in the West End Republican League of Colored Women, president of the Baptist Women's Educational Convention, and the second president of the Kentucky Association of Colored Women. Image snipped from Part 1, Reel 24 frame 360 of National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, (microform), eds. Lillian Serece Williams and Randolph Boehm (Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1994).

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