Washington Bee


Washington Bee


Women, Community and Culture


Courtesy of Readex: America's Historical Newspapers


"Who's Who in Falls Church," Washington Bee, May 7, 1921, 5




In the personation of Mrs. Edwin B. Henderson, we have in our town a most distinguished, cultured and far-seeing woman. A few years ago she came to our town and settled in what is now one of the most picturesque bungalows that the town of Falls Church, Va., affords. She immediately cast her lot with us and as everyone will acknowledge, she has made her presence felt in every activity in and about our town. She is a member of the Mother's Council, teacher and principal of our graded school, a faithful and energetic church worker, and the foremost woman civic leader of our city. As a teacher she is ever on the alert to educate the mind, and to bring to our children the best there is in modern methods of education. The children are given regular training in gymnastics and frequent lectures in body, hygienics and home sanitation. Although not a member of the Second Baptist Church, she has taken an active part in all of the church's rallies and receptions, and at the present time is one of the church's ardent workers and supporters in its new building fund. As a civic leader among the women, she has been a beacon light of inspiration and knowledge. Every woman of color who made use of the ballot box in this vicinity during the past Republican election, is ever conscious of the unstinted aid they were given by her. It is entirely through the efforts of this worthy woman a reporter of this district for the Washington Bee, that the readers of this far-circulated weekly know what the colored citizens of our town are doing. Now the N.A.A.C.P. has launched its country-wide campaign for the 1921 membership drive, and true to her race and foremost as in all other activities, she gives all of her spare hours in a house to house canvas in the interest of adding new members and renewing old members in this organization that is destined to become the mouth-piece of millions of disfranchised persons of this race. By a Co-Worker



Courtesy of Readex: America's Historical Newspapers , “Washington Bee ,” 100 Years Black Falls Church, accessed September 18, 2020, http://100yearsblackfallschurch.org/items/show/526.

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