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Howard University Club of Kentucky (Louisville)

In the early 1900s, several Howard University Clubs existed in the United States made up of Howard University alumni. In 1907, the Howard University Club of Kentucky was located in Louisville.

On the first of January, the group celebrated Emancipation Day at the home of Mrs. Rachel D. Harris and Rev. Everett G. Harris. Albert S. White, president of the club, was the toastmaster. The event was also attended by Mrs. and Mr. James L. Diggs, president of State University [later Simmons University, KY]; Mrs. Bertha P. Whedbee and Dr. Ellis D. Whedbee; Lawyer, W. H. Wright; Mrs. Fanny R. Givens and James E. Givens; William H. Perry, Sr.; Mrs. Willis O'Hara; D. L. Lawson; and Miss Hazel Richardson.

For more see "The Howard University Club of Kentucky..." Freeman, 1/19/1907, p. 1.

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NKAA Entry: Harris, Rachel Jewell Davis
NKAA Entry: Harris, Everett G
NKAA Entry: White, Albert S., Sr. and Sally J. Seals
NKAA Entry: Simmons College (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Entry: Whedbee, Bertha P.
NKAA Entry: Wright, William H.
NKAA Entry: Givens, Mrs. Fanny Rosalind Hicks and James Edward Givens
NKAA Entry: Perry, William H., Sr.
NKAA Source: Indianapolis freeman (newspaper)

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