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Banner with motto of Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs

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Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1910
Subject of
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, American, founded 1896
Medium
silk (fiber), wood, paint
Dimensions
2010.2.1a: 37 1/4 × 31 1/2 × 1 3/8 in. (94.6 × 80 × 3.5 cm)
2010.2.1b: 13/16 × 31 1/2 × 13/16 in. (2.1 × 80 × 2.1 cm)
Type
banners
Place collected
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1924
Description
A purple silk banner with gold fringe created for the Oklahoma Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. The message "LIFTING / AS / WE CLIMB" is painted across the banner in large gold letters. Above the words is a painted design of three interlocking triangles, the center of which is filled with the two on either side in outline. The bottom of the banner is scalloped and has an attached length of fringe. The top of the banner has a sewn loop running its length for a rod (2010.2.1b) to be inserted. There is a strip of gold fringe sewn just below this loop. The rod is currently stored in place in the banner. It is painted gold at the ends and has a dowel inserted at the end of the proper left side with a hole for a dowel on the proper right side.
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
American West
Associations and institutions
Civil Rights
Communication
Communities
Political organizations
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1865-1921
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.2.1abc
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture