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THE FIRST COLORED Professional, Clerical and Business DIRECTORY OF BALTIMORE CITY 25th Annual Edition, 1937-1938
Volume 515, Page 11   View pdf image (33K)
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HALLIE Q. BROWN COMMUNITY HOUSE

533 Aurora Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota
Telephone, Dale 9278

Hallie Q. Brown House is a very interest-
ing social service organization primarily
organized to do recreation work among
Negroes in St. Paul. After 9 1/2 years of
conscientious and sincere effort on the
part of Miss I. Myrtle Garden, the Hallie
Q. Brown House has become perhaps one
of the largest experiments in inter-racial
relationships in America.

The Board of Directors is composed of 30
people half of whom are white and half
Negro. There is no department in the
house in which there has not been at least
one white instructor as well as Negro. The
Negro population is 4001 according to the
1930 census, consequently trained leader-
ship is limited to a very great extent, for
this reason whenever a Negro instructor
could not be found with a special skill
that was needed to carry out the program
a member of the other race was chosen
to do the job. Hallie Q. Brown House has
a station of the Family Nursing Service
constituting 5 nurses, 1 doctor and 5 vol-
unteers. This is a splendid service caring
for the health of the entire community
particularly those who are unable to pay
doctor's fee. Everybody in the district is
expected to come to the clinic, white,
Syrian, Chinese, Indian and Negro are
represented in the clientele.

The Nursey School is 25% white, all Ne-
gro teachers however, one trained kinder-
garten teacher, Public School teacher and
two excellent helpers.

The class and club activities are of the
most varied assortment ranging from
actually teaching literacy to weighty dis-
cussion groups on local, national and
world problems through the young peo-
ples forum.

There are 125 Girl Reserves who are affi-
liated with the local Girl Reserve move-
ment, Camp Fire Girls, Boy Scouts and
Cubs listed among its National program
organizations.
There is a Negro History Study Club
(Book Lovers Club)
Student's Council (Plan Forum programs)
Dramatic Classes Handicraft
Art Appreciation Parlimentary Law
Sunday Afternoon Forum Music Classes
Gymnasium with all sorts of athletic ac-
tivities — 2 Football teams, Basketball
teams and Kittenball teams.

The facilities of Hallie Q. Brown House
are open to everyone in the community
and we are safe in saying that in every
department of the house there are present
white and colored members alike.

Mrs. Sarah F. Lewis

Mrs. Sarah F. Lewis of Washington, D.
C. is a very outstanding character in re-
ligious work in the District of Columbia.
She is the Executive of the Stoddard Bap-
tist Old Folks Home which is located at
324 Bryant Street, N. W. The Home was
estabiished in 1890 for Baptist ministers,
their widows, heirs and such other persons
as the Board of Directors may see fit to
admit. The Home was a gift from Mrs.
Mari T. Stoddard. The Home is now a
member of the Washington Community
Chest which enables it to give good home
care to a group of aged colored men and
women, now destitute, but once hard
working and useful members of society.
The Home accommodates forty-eight per-
sons. It is interdenominational

Mrs. Lewis is the Chairman of the Fi-
nance Committee to the Woman's Auxil-
iary to the National Baptist Convention,
Inc. She is also President of the Woman's
Auxiliary to the Baptist Convention of
the District of Columbia. She is a faithful
member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church
of Anacostia, D. C. She gets her greatest
joy out of working for others, particular-
ly those who are in foreign fields.

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