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Cape Verdean Progressive Center (CV Club)

Cape Verdean Progressive Center (CV Club)



In 1939 there existed in East Providence a Cape Verdean Men’s Club. Although wives of the members were allowed to attend their social gathering’s, they were excluded from membership.

In 1940, the wives and other women in the Cape Verdean community, numbering twenty-six, recognized the need for a club of their own. They decided to organize, and founded the Cape Verdean Women’s Club.

Although the idea of a women’s Club was generaly unheard of in that area at the time, the women were determined

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Cape Verdean Progressive Center (CV Club)

329 Grosvenor Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914


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