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Societies, clubs, and organizations
Agricultural Society
by Williams, Wiley J. Agricultural Society by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 See also: State Fair. The Agricultural Society of North Carolina was organized in December 1818 in Raleigh with Governor John Branch as ex [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Association of University Women
by Jones, H. G., Blalock, Susan L. The North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of University Women (NCAAUW) was founded in 1927, 46 years after the national organization. It has maintained a strong presence at the state's [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Dance Festival
by Pertalion, Patricia L. The American Dance Festival (ADF) is a six-week summer gathering of dance students, choreographers, and dance professionals of emerging and legendary status who work together in an exchange of dance [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Legion
by Belton, Tom. The American Legion maintains an important presence in North Carolina, a state that is home to several large military bases and thousands of active and retired soldiers. The U.S. Congress officially [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Missionary Association
by Williams, Wiley J. The American Missionary Association (AMA) was a Christian educational organization founded on 3 Sept. 1846 in Albany, N.Y., through the antislavery coalition of the Union Missionary Society, the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Anti-Saloon League
by Orvedahl, Ginny. The North Carolina Anti-Saloon League was organized in 1902, with J. W. Bailey as chairman of its executive committee. Bailey, a native of Warrenton, was also a U.S. senator. Those involved in the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Black Freemasonry
by Kenzer, Robert C. Black Freemasonry, like its white counterpart, promotes fellowship within a membership that engages in a wide variety of social and benevolent activities. Although black freemasonry dates back to the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Black Panther Party
by Schutz, J. Christopher. The Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, Calif., in October 1966. The controversial organization espoused black pride and black control of neighborhood institutions, preached self-defense [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blue Lodges
by McGee, Barry. Blue Lodges were secret groups organized to defend slavery and the "southern way of life" in response to the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. The new law, sponsored by Senator Stephen A. Douglas of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boy Scouts of America
by Troxler, George W. Boy Scouts of America by George W. Troxler, 2006 See also: Girl Scouts of the U.S.A The scouting movement, incorporating personal integrity, preparedness, and philanthropic ideals, was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brookings Institution
by Weaver, Robert D. The Brookings Institution, a private, nonprofit organization devoted to public policy analysis based in Washington, D.C., played an instrumental role in helping North Carolina cope with the effects [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cape Fear Club
by Steelman, Bennett L. The Cape Fear Club is a business and professional men's club, founded on 3 Mar. 1866 in Wilmington and incorporated on 8 Feb. 1872. It is generally recognized as the oldest social club of its kind in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carolina Political Union
by Williams, Wiley J. The Carolina Political Union (CPU) was formed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the spring of 1935 to carry out an idea formulated by Floyd Fletcher, a senior from Raleigh, and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chambers of Commerce
by Williams, Wiley J. Chambers of Commerce are associations of business people attempting to promote the interests of their members and of local businesses in general. These organizations work to bring new industries to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Children of the Confederacy
by Davis, Charles C. Children of the Confederacy is an organization for both male and female descendants of those who honorably served the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Sponsored and supervised by [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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