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Delilah W. Pierce & Joseph Pierce Attend National Council of Negro Women Puerto Rico Send Off Party On August 25, 1979
Delilah W. and Joseph Pierce were fierce advocates for social and economic empowerment in the United States and around the world. On August 25, 1979 they both attended a party at the home of local Washington, DC artist S. Bruce Brown. The party was to support the National Council of Negro Women’s efforts to help empower Puerto Rican women. Please take a moment to read Nikki Nakatani’s Baltimore Afro-American Washington Sidelights.
- Compulsory Sterilization in Puerto Rico
- Politics of Puerto Rico
- Puerto Rican Suffrage Referendum, 1970
- Political Status of Puerto Rico
- Quick History of Puerto Rico
- National Council of Negro Women
Known as the Gold Coast, the upper NW Washington, DC neighborhood is well respected for its affluent African American dwellers. Joseph and Delilah W. Pierce were among the select group.
Delilah and her Gold Coast dwellers had a club called The Neighbors and they regularly got together to socialize, especially during the holiday. It was an annual event at Fort McNair. Many in the African American social elite considered The Neighbors holiday party to be the season kickoff event.
Click to read: Bright and Jolly – I’m Cutting Holly By Nikki Nakatani.