Arch Social Club

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History in the making!

Welcome to the only definitive and official online voice of the Historic Arch Social Club. The Arch Social Club was casually founded in 1905 and officially incorporated on March 15, 1912. The club is very much a child of Baltimore’s brutally repressive racial environment. Black people at the dawn of the 20th century were savagely pushed to the political, social, cultural and economic margins by a combination of white folkways and state statutes. Out of necessity, African Americans sought collective survival in the construction of a parallel civil society.  Raymond A, Coates, Jeremiah S. Hill and Sam L Barney founded the Arch Social Club. It was dedicated to:  [T]he social, moral and…
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