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Community Chest campaign, 1947

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Section chairmen and team captains of the colored solicitation division of the Community Chest campaign met at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA to work out details of the drive, which extends from October 27 to November 7, 1947. Pictured left to right at the luncheon meeting are, first row, Mrs. Lucy Hart Smith, chairman, special gifts committee; Mrs. Lydia Searcy, captain, Coletown; Ethel Taylor, co-chairman; Mrs. Shirley Hardy, captain, West End; Mrs. Lizzie Johnson, YWCA executive; standing, U.S. Fowler, division chairman; A.R. Howard, captain central district; Mrs. Elizabeth Moody, assistant captain, and Clifton Coleman, captain, South End. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader October 26, 1947. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Section chairmen and team captains of the colored solicitation division of the Community Chest campaign met in late October 1947 at the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA to work out details of the 11-day drive. At the time, segregation extended to community organizations. First row, from left: Mrs. Lucy Hart Smith, chairman, special gifts committee; Mrs. Lydia Searcy, captain, Coletown; Ethel Taylor, co-chairman; Mrs. Shirley Hardy, captain, West End; Mrs. Lizzie Johnson, YWCA executive; standing, U.S. Fowler, division chairman; A.R. Howard, captain central district; Mrs. Elizabeth Moody, assistant captain, and Clifton Coleman, captain, South End. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Oct. 26, 1947.

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