History of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., ca 1975. Records of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryHistory of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., ca 1975. Records of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Charlotte Hawkins Brown and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.

February 21, 2019

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. was established in 1935 “to promote and protect the interests of business and professional women and promote good fellowship among them.”

Cape Cod Fishnet Industries main shop room, ca. 1950. Photo by Stan Lee, Graphic House, Inc., courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryCape Cod Fishnet Industries main shop room, ca. 1950. Photo by Stan Lee, Graphic House, Inc., courtesy of Schlesinger Library

Making Fishnet High Fashion

July 19, 2018

When Ada Worthington moved with her family to Truro, Massachusetts, in 1933, she set about decorating her new house in a style that reflected her surroundings. Soon she began selling her fishnet products at the local women's exchange under the name Cape Cod Fishnet Industries.

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