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Annual report, 1908-1909. (Box 97, Folder 5)

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Brooklyn and Queens YMCA. Carlton Avenue Branch


This folder contains materials created/collected by the Carlton Avenue Branch of the Brooklyn Young Men's Christian Association. The Carlton Avenue branch was opened in 1902 under the leadership of executive secretary Charles H. Bullock, who had organized a branch for African-Americans in his native Charlottesville, Virginia. He was asked to come to Brooklyn to organize the first African American branch in Brooklyn, reflecting a growing interest in serving diverse communities, though still segregated. In its early years, the branch focused on helping young men who had moved from the south to New York as part of what is now known as the Great Migration, offering an employment service and other programs designed to help newcomers adjust to the city. The branch closed in 1955, reflecting the decline in the need for a special branch for African Americans, who had moved away from the immediate neighborhood around the branch and were now served by other YMCA programs and buildings.
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