1890-1930

(left) Madam C. J. Walker used her philanthropy to support African Americans and fight segregation and racial violence.
Portrait of Madam C. J. Walker, taken in 1915. Courtesy of Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center.
(right) Pin from the charitable organization The Fatherless Children of France, which aided children in France during World War I, 1915-1920.

The Emergence of Modern America

How did Americans in the Progressive Era use philanthropy to address the issues resulting from industrial capitalism, urbanization, and the United States’s increasing role in world affairs?

How did philanthropy impact American lives during World War I?

Madam C. J. Walker & Pin from the charitable organization The Fatherless Children of France

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