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Katherine (Kate) Downs Randolph

(1879-1946) Katherine was a Virginia native and long time resident of The Bronx. She arrived in New York just before the Great Migration, the wave of over six million African Americans who left the South for the North and West during the World War I era until the 1970s. She attended the 1913 Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs convention. This fifth annual gathering of the umbrella organization for all NYS African American Clubs was held in Buffalo, NY.

The group focused on programs to assist young black women and support for Harriet Tubman. After Tubman's death, the 1913 meeting was dedicated to education and suffrage for women of color. While her exact contributions from this point on have not been documented it has been stated that she continued to "champion for suffrage and the rights of African American women."

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Woodlawn Cemetery

Cosmos Range 8, Grave 24

4199 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10470

Bronx County

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