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THE MOLES 1955-2003
3.5 linear feet
This collection documents The Moles, an African American women social organization comprising 26 chapters of 598 members. The Moles was founded in October 1928, nationally organized in 1949, and incorporated in 1950 in the State of Virginia. The Moles, although organized for fun, pleasure, and fellowship, realized that there are those in their respective communities who need a helping hand. With this in mind, chapters across the country participate in service projects. They have purchased Life Memberships in the NAACP, contributed to health and physical needs of the less fortunate, given scholarships, assisted the aged, the blind, and the underprivileged. They have contributed to a school building fund, to camping for boys and girls, and to national organizations to encourage equality for African Americans. The Moles have voiced their opinions to the heads of government on Civil Rights and given recognition to distinguished persons for outstanding services.
This small collection of papers on The Moles Organization provides a glimpse into their activities and contributions made to the African American community. The collection includes minutes of meetings, programs, reports, invitations, and photographs. There are also copies of the “Molerama,” the organizations magazine that is published annually.
*Note: Description of organizations’ history from Dr. Marianna W. Davis, National Publicity Chair, 1989.