YMCA work with and by blacks began in 1853 when Anthony Bowen established the first ""colored"" association in Washington D.C. As Anthony Bowen's work in the 1850s indicates, African Americans embraced the YMCA early on. By the late 1860s, the YMCA found a firm foothold in the community with associations established in New York City, Philadelphi...
National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Colored Work Department.
1891 - 1892
University of Minnesota Libraries, Kautz Family YMCA Archives.