The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania   www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania    www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
About the Memorial            • The Political Black              Women’s Memorial of              Pennsylvania celebrates ...
About the Memorial• The memorial will be located at 54th and  Vine Streets, in the Haddington section of  West Philadelphi...
About the Memorial• The Pennsylvania Historical and Museums  Commission designated the Crystal Bird  Fauset House a histor...
About the Memorial• The women honored here were  educators, businesswomen, physicians,  lawyers and homemakers representin...
About the Memorial• Their legacies established an indelible  precedent for other women to follow. The  Political Black Wom...
About the Memorial• The memorial is a part of a three  component project that also focuses on  establishing an archive of ...
About the Memorial• The final layout and design of the  memorial will be solicited through a  design competition among Afr...
The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania    www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
The Honorees                     Crystal Bird FausetLegislative Branch                Executive Branch• Crystal Bird Fause...
Crystal Bird Fauset• Crystal Bird Fauset, born in Princess Anne,  Maryland, was the first African-American woman  elected ...
Crystal Bird Fauset• She grew up in Boston but she spent most of her  adult and political life in Philadelphia,  Pennsylva...
Crystal Bird Fauset• Fauset graduated from Teachers College,  Columbia University in 1931.• As a social worker for the YWC...
Crystal Bird Fauset• Fauset was named executive secretary of the  Institute of Race Relations at Swarthmore  College in 19...
Crystal Bird Fauset• Five years later the Democratic Party in  Philadelphia asked Fauset to run for a seat in the  Pennsyl...
Crystal Bird Fauset• Later, Fauset was appointed to Franklin D.  Roosevelt’s New Deal Council and worked  alongside Mary M...
Crystal Bird Fauset• She served as chair of the Philadelphia Negro  Woman’s Democratic League, was on the board  of truste...
Crystal Bird Fauset• Always on the vanguard of the women’s rights  movement, Fauset’s career helped to pave the  way for m...
Susie Monroe• Susie Monroe a dressmaker and retired  Philadelphia school teacher, was first  elected to the Pennsylvania H...
Sarah A. Anderson• Sarah A. Anderson a former teacher, who served  seventeen years in the Pennsylvania House of  Represent...
Frances E. Jones• Frances E. Jones, funeral director, succeeded her  husband to the Pennsylvania House of  Representatives...
Ruth B. Harper• Ruth B. Harper, was first elected a state  representative in 1976, representing the old 196th  Legislative...
Roxanne Jones• Roxanne Jones, a former welfare recipient, achieved  a milestone in 1986 when elected to the  Pennsylvania ...
C. Delores Tucker• C. Delores Tucker, as an activist, led efforts to make  Pennsylvania one of the first states to pass th...
Dr. Ethel Allen• Dr. Ethel Allen was appointed Secretary of the  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1979.• Dr Allen, a gradua...
Juanita Kidd Stout• Juanita Kidd Stout was the first African-American  elected to a judgeship in the United States in  195...
The Honoreeswww.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
The Honorees• These are only a few of the women singled out for  their advocacy and commitment to social change in  Pennsy...
The Honorees• These women were businesswomen, educators,  physicians, lawyers and homemakers  representing the needs and c...
The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania   www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
Crystal Bird Fauset Distinguished Service Award• This distinguished service award was established  as a component of The P...
Crystal Bird FausetDistinguished Service Award• To recognize women of African descent,  currently in an elected or appoint...
Crystal Bird FausetDistinguished Service Award• The awardee is selected by a panel review of  nominations solicited statew...
The Crystal Bird Fauset House                             • The three story twin                               townhouse w...
The Crystal Bird Fauset House                          • The multilevel house                            features flat roo...
The Crystal Bird Fauset House                           • The side bay window has                             inset wooden...
The Crystal Bird Fauset House                             • Over the years the                               decorative el...
The Crystal Bird Fauset House                           • The bay window was                             shirted with stuc...
The Crystal Bird Fauset House                          • The exterior renovation                            of the Vine St...
The Crystal Bird Fauset House                          • Rebuilding and restyling                            the bay windo...
The Crystal Bird Fauset House                           • The Political Black                             Women’s Memorial...
The Crystal Bird Fauset House                           • And there are plans to have                             the prop...
Political Black Women’s Archives  • Research continues into Pennsylvania’s politics to    chronicle the history and contri...
Political Black Women’s Archives  • This project will consolidate pertinent    information on past and current elected and...
Political Black Women’s Archives  • The Political Black Women Memorial of    Pennsylvania is designed to bring to the publ...
Political Black Women’s Archives  • Additionally, and maybe even more importantly,    it will be a repository of informati...
Political Black Women’s Archives  • It is intended to also include all black women    throughout the commonwealth in local...
Thank you for                  visiting!www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.orginfo@PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org       ww...
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  1. 1. The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  2. 2. The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  3. 3. About the Memorial • The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania celebrates the work and lives of black women elected or appointed to positions in the three branches of government of the Commonwealth of www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  4. 4. About the Memorial• The memorial will be located at 54th and Vine Streets, in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia, in the side garden, at the former home of Crystal Bird Fauset, the first African-American woman elected to serve in a state legislature in the United States. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  5. 5. About the Memorial• The Pennsylvania Historical and Museums Commission designated the Crystal Bird Fauset House a historic landmark in 1991, and this was the first step in chronicling the history of black women and their successes in statewide politics. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  6. 6. About the Memorial• The women honored here were educators, businesswomen, physicians, lawyers and homemakers representing the needs and concerns of the citizens of Pennsylvania. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  7. 7. About the Memorial• Their legacies established an indelible precedent for other women to follow. The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania is to be created in their honor. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  8. 8. About the Memorial• The memorial is a part of a three component project that also focuses on establishing an archive of the history of African-American women in Pennsylvania politics and the renovation of the Vine Street property to its former Victorian splendor. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  9. 9. About the Memorial• The final layout and design of the memorial will be solicited through a design competition among African- American female students in Pennsylvania colleges and universities. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  10. 10. The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  11. 11. The Honorees Crystal Bird FausetLegislative Branch Executive Branch• Crystal Bird Fauset • C. Delores Tucker• Susie Monroe • Dr. Ethel Allen• Sarah A. Anderson• Frances E. Jones Judicial Branch• Ruth B. Harper • Juanita Kidd Stout• Roxanne Jones www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  12. 12. Crystal Bird Fauset• Crystal Bird Fauset, born in Princess Anne, Maryland, was the first African-American woman elected to serve in a state legislature in the United States.• She served in the Pennsylvania State Legislature from 1938-1941. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  13. 13. Crystal Bird Fauset• She grew up in Boston but she spent most of her adult and political life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania• She attended public schools and between 1914 and 1918 she worked as a public school teacher in Philadelphia. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  14. 14. Crystal Bird Fauset• Fauset graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1931.• As a social worker for the YWCA in New York and Philadelphia she gained a reputation an eloquent and persuasive speaker. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  15. 15. Crystal Bird Fauset• Fauset was named executive secretary of the Institute of Race Relations at Swarthmore College in 1933.• That same year Crystal Bird married sociologist and political thinker Arthur Fauset and they became a dynamic political couple. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  16. 16. Crystal Bird Fauset• Five years later the Democratic Party in Philadelphia asked Fauset to run for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 13th district.• She won the position, becoming one of three women serving at that time. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  17. 17. Crystal Bird Fauset• Later, Fauset was appointed to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Council and worked alongside Mary McLeod Bethune to affect social and political equity.• She helped found the United Nations Council of Philadelphia, which later became the World Affairs Council. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  18. 18. Crystal Bird Fauset• She served as chair of the Philadelphia Negro Woman’s Democratic League, was on the board of trustees of Cheyney State Teachers College, and was on the board of directors of the Small Business Opportunities Corporation of Philadelphia.• Fauset was also an accomplished pianist. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  19. 19. Crystal Bird Fauset• Always on the vanguard of the women’s rights movement, Fauset’s career helped to pave the way for many women engaged in local, national and international public service.• Crystal Bird Fauset died March 27, 1965 in Philadelphia. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  20. 20. Susie Monroe• Susie Monroe a dressmaker and retired Philadelphia school teacher, was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1948. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  21. 21. Sarah A. Anderson• Sarah A. Anderson a former teacher, who served seventeen years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives starting in 1954.• Anderson was the first African-American woman to preside over the General Assembly. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  22. 22. Frances E. Jones• Frances E. Jones, funeral director, succeeded her husband to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1950 and was reelected four times. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  23. 23. Ruth B. Harper• Ruth B. Harper, was first elected a state representative in 1976, representing the old 196th Legislative District in North Philadelphia.• She retired from the legislature in 1992. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  24. 24. Roxanne Jones• Roxanne Jones, a former welfare recipient, achieved a milestone in 1986 when elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate.• She was the first black to serve in the Pennsylvania State Senate and served for ten years. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  25. 25. C. Delores Tucker• C. Delores Tucker, as an activist, led efforts to make Pennsylvania one of the first states to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.• In 1971, she was appointed Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and thus became the first black female to serve in such a capacity in the United States. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  26. 26. Dr. Ethel Allen• Dr. Ethel Allen was appointed Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1979.• Dr Allen, a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy, was a long-time advocate for women’s rights, fair housing, and environmental issues. She also triumphed as the first African-American councilwoman elected to an at-large seat on the Philadelphia City Council. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  27. 27. Juanita Kidd Stout• Juanita Kidd Stout was the first African-American elected to a judgeship in the United States in 1959.• She also served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1988 until she mandatorily retired. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  28. 28. The Honoreeswww.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  29. 29. The Honorees• These are only a few of the women singled out for their advocacy and commitment to social change in Pennsylvania.• Also included are Rosa Simpson, appointed to the Pennsylvania State Industrial Board; Alice Jones the Drug Device and Cosmetic Board; and Mary Murray appointed as the Superintendent of Inheritance Tax. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  30. 30. The Honorees• These women were businesswomen, educators, physicians, lawyers and homemakers representing the needs and concerns of the citizens of Pennsylvania.• Their legacies established an indelible precedent for other women to follow. The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania is to be created in their honor. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  31. 31. The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  32. 32. Crystal Bird Fauset Distinguished Service Award• This distinguished service award was established as a component of The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  33. 33. Crystal Bird FausetDistinguished Service Award• To recognize women of African descent, currently in an elected or appointed position in one of the three branches of Pennsylvania government, who exhibit outstanding and distinguished achievements in a public service. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  34. 34. Crystal Bird FausetDistinguished Service Award• The awardee is selected by a panel review of nominations solicited statewide. The initial recipient will be announced in the spring of 2012. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  35. 35. The Crystal Bird Fauset House • The three story twin townhouse was built in the Victorian Italianate style towards the end of the 19th Century in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  36. 36. The Crystal Bird Fauset House • The multilevel house features flat roofs, wide cornices with single and paired decorative brackets, and narrow two-over-two double- hung shuttered windows with curved window caps www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  37. 37. The Crystal Bird Fauset House • The side bay window has inset wooden panels and corner boards. The house also has a side porch that faces the garden. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  38. 38. The Crystal Bird Fauset House • Over the years the decorative elements have been lost from the porch and rear section of the home. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  39. 39. The Crystal Bird Fauset House • The bay window was shirted with stucco. A carriage house was at the rear of the property but has since been demolished. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  40. 40. The Crystal Bird Fauset House • The exterior renovation of the Vine Street property that will return it to its former Victorian splendor will consist of reinstating the cornice and decorative brackets. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  41. 41. The Crystal Bird Fauset House • Rebuilding and restyling the bay window; recreating the porch and adjusting the addition to conform with the overall improvements; as well as re-framing the windows in period style. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  42. 42. The Crystal Bird Fauset House • The Political Black Women’s Memorial of Pennsylvania will be in the side garden for viewing. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  43. 43. The Crystal Bird Fauset House • And there are plans to have the property re-zoned to accommodate a bed and breakfast and convert the front parlor and library into small museum exhibiting portraits, political and personal memorabilia. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  44. 44. Political Black Women’s Archives • Research continues into Pennsylvania’s politics to chronicle the history and contributions of Black women. • Available information is scant, hidden in archives of old publications, and scattered across the internet in fragments or in fading memories. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  45. 45. Political Black Women’s Archives • This project will consolidate pertinent information on past and current elected and appointed African-American women in Pennsylvania government. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  46. 46. Political Black Women’s Archives • The Political Black Women Memorial of Pennsylvania is designed to bring to the public’s attention the contributions of key black women who dedicated their lives to the service of their communities. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  47. 47. Political Black Women’s Archives • Additionally, and maybe even more importantly, it will be a repository of information on not just the careers of women who served on the state level, but also the lives of all political Black women from community grassroot to the executive level. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  48. 48. Political Black Women’s Archives • It is intended to also include all black women throughout the commonwealth in local, state, county and community positions, and incorporate a comprehensive database and library, entirely available on one valuable website. www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
  49. 49. Thank you for visiting!www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.orginfo@PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org www.PoliticalBlackWomensMemorial.org
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