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Our Women and Children

This women's magazine was established in the 1880s by William J. Simmons sometime after he had established the American National Baptist Convention at State University (Simmons University, Louisville, KY). The magazine was published by the American Baptist, the state Baptist newspaper. The staff consisted of women associated with State University. The magazine coverage included African American juvenile literature and the work of women in the denomination and in journalism. Some of the women writers and contributors were Mary V. Cook-Parrish, Lucy Wilmot Smith, Ione E. Woods, Lavinia B. Sneed, and Ida B. Wells. The magazine had a national reputation and readership. When William Simms died in 1890, so did the magazine. For more see Black Higher Education in Kentucky, 1879-1930, by L. H. Williams.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Simmons, William J.
NKAA Entry: Simmons College (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Entry: Cook-Parrish, Mary Virginia
NKAA Source: American Baptist (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Black higher education in Kentucky, 1879-1930: the history of Simmons University

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NKAA Entry:  Smith, Lucy Wilmot
NKAA Entry:  Penman, Elizabeth "Mrs. C. C. Stumm"

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“Our Women and Children,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed February 3, 2023,

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