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[[ribbon on top of paper]] Mrs. Frances Albrier San Francisco Cal. 22nd ANNUAL CONVENTION NATIONAL COUNCIL of NEGRO WOMEN LIFE MEMBER November 6-10, 1957 WASHINGTON, D.C. [[paper beneath ribbon]] [[start page]] THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON Mrs. William Thomas Mason National President National Council of Negro Women 1318 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Washington 5, D.C. Please give my greetings to the National Women assembled in their annual convention. Your them this year, "American Youth [[covered up]] Future," is both realistic and challenging. [[covered up]] of the Junior Councils prepare to accept the [[covered up]] of opportunities open to them, they will add to the strength of the Nation and to the leadership of the free world. Best wishes for a memorable convention. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER 2 [[end page]] [[start page]] Founder [[image]] DR. MARY McLEOD BETHUNE "The untapped resources of woman power in America are powerful enough to invoke all the improvements desired and hoped for in American life. Harnessed together by the irresistible force of common purposes, every obstacle can be overcome, every impediment removed by the united efforts of united organizations of women. We are on the threshold of great and lasting changes. They have gradually been emerging in our society particularly during the last decade. These changes will mean increased opportunities in education, in employment, in citizenship participation, in political activities, in representation and in enjoyment of those things which all citizens of our country should enjoy with equal freedom. "As we move forward into that larger life of usefulness which is unfolding, every woman from whatever strata of life, our fine young women, our fine young men must experience the sustaining force of our endeavors. We labor not alone for ourselves but for them, that some day they may walk strong. fearless and with complete freedom into a world that at last recognizes individual worth and the dignity as each struggles in his own way to reach the pinnacle of life." 3 [[end page]] [[background upon which the above is attached]] [[written in bottom right corner, 2010.60.1.53]]
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