“For the Advancement of Women:” The Women’s Club Movement in Oakland

Members of the Linden Street YWCA ca. 1940

Oakland has a proud history of women’s organizations that led the way in advancing the city’s cultural and philanthropic life. Kathleen DiGiovanni, Oakland Public Librarian, will celebrate Women’s History Month with a talk on the women’s club movement in Oakland, including the venerable Ebell Society, neighborhood women’s clubs like Rockridge, Montclair, and Fruitvale, the Fanny Jackson Coppin Club, and the Linden Street YWCA.



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