Mrs. Chlora Hayes Sledge
7.5 in HIGH x 6.5 in WIDE
(19.05 cm HIGH x 16.51 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

People, Politics,Protest & Promise:African Americans in the News

Clipping on the back of photo reads--"June 24, 1952-- Achievement awards for community service were presented last night to Mrs. Chlora Hayes Sledge (left), past president of the California State Association of Colored Women and current president of Fannie Wall children's home and day nursery, and Mrs. Dorothy Seel, director of the DeFremery Recreation Center. The presentation was made at a dinner of business and professional leaders given by the association at Betheden Baptist Church." Another clipping says, "February 15, 1956--Chlora Hayes Sledge Outstanding Negro woman. Mrs. Chlora Hayes Sledge, Oakland civic worker, is the 'outstanding woman of the year' named during observance of Negro History Week in the Bay Area. She was elected by ballot as a part of the week's observance which began Sunday, and at a celebration in San Francisco she was awarded a plaque." An excerpt from the Oakland Tribune dated February 15, 1956, article titled "Civic Worker Chlora Sledge Outstanding Woman of Year": "Mrs. Sledge, 1045 71st Ave., a past president of the California State Association of Colored women, has been active also in NAACP and the Fannie Wall Children's Home. She was named the outstanding woman of 1949 by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority." Photo with Dorothy Seele and Chlora Hayes Sledge used in Oakland Tribune June 24, 1952, and the photo was cropped to just a portrait of Ms. Sledge and used February 15, 1956.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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