Jack And Jill Of America, Inc. Case Study

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Formed during the Great Depression; which occurred in the 1930’s where the United States underwent segregation and allowed separate, but equal accommodations for African Americans. They were restricted from cultural and social activities that integrated them with those who were Caucasian. Seeking to raise awareness, while creating a medium of contact for children to stimulate growth, development, providing educational, cultural, civic, recreation, and social service programs for children (Baker, Adelle W). Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is an African American organization formed by Marion Stubbs Thomas, January 24, 1938 in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the words of Marion Stubbs Thomas she entails; "…When the first little group of us organized in January 1938, in Philadelphia, we were seeking to stimulate a social and cultural relationship between our children. When I contacted the mothers and suggested a meeting to discuss plans for (the) new club, they were all enthusiastic and responded in a manner, which was heartwarming. Little did we…show more content…
Formed in 1938, during the Great Depression, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was seeking to raise awareness, while creating a medium of contact for children to stimulate growth and development. Founded around the Germantown area, which was founded October 6, 1683 by German settlers the birthplace of the anti-slavery movement in 1688 and in many ways, Germantown’s history touches on numerous prominent parts of America’s struggle for religious toleration, freedom, and independence. Germantown named for the immigrants of German decent who settled in the area, to continually changing, at the time of its induction into Philadelphia, the neighborhood spanned from Wissahickon Avenue to Roberts Avenue, and from Wister Street to Stenton Avenue. The history of Germantown is well preserved from the old buildings, which still line the streets today, to the various monuments that pay tribute to the area’s

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