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In 1916, Army camps offered swimming instruction using YMCA techniques during World War I.

In 1916, Army camps offered swimming instruction using YMCA techniques during World War I.

The 1916 YMCA and National Collegiate Athletic Association unified rules of the game

The 1916 YMCA and National Collegiate Athletic Association unified rules of the game

YMCA 1916 NRHP

YMCA 1916 NRHP

Photo taken outside the YMCA on O’Connell Street Dublin during the Irish Civil War in 1922.

Photo taken outside the YMCA on O’Connell Street Dublin during the Irish Civil War in 1922.

WWI; 'Their men advanced in dense masses', illustration from 'Told in the Huts: The YMCA Gift Book', published 1916 (colour litho)

WWI; 'Their men advanced in dense masses', illustration from 'Told in the Huts: The YMCA Gift Book', published 1916 (colour litho)

Dr. Marguerite S. Cockett competing at the National Archery Tournament, Jersey City, New Jersey, August 22-25, 1916.  According to the YMCA Biographical Files at the University of Minnesota, Marguerite Cockett was born in 1879 and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1905.

Dr. Marguerite S. Cockett competing at the National Archery Tournament, Jersey City, New Jersey, August 22-25, 1916. According to the YMCA Biographical Files at the University of Minnesota, Marguerite Cockett was born in 1879 and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1905.

On Biography.com, learn more about Carter G. Woodson, the African-American historian whose work established Black History Month.

On Biography.com, learn more about Carter G. Woodson, the African-American historian whose work established Black History Month.

Kathryn Magolia Johnson (December 15, 1878 - 1955) was a teacher and early NAACP member. She traveled selling Crisis Magazine and organizing NAACP branches throughout the south. Critical of all-white leadership, she left the NAACP in 1916, working for the YMCA. She and Addie Wailes Hunton were sent to Europe during World War I to report on conditions for African American soliders, which were reported in their book Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces. #TodayInBlackHistory

Kathryn Magolia Johnson (December 15, 1878 - 1955) was a teacher and early NAACP member. She traveled selling Crisis Magazine and organizing NAACP branches throughout the south. Critical of all-white leadership, she left the NAACP in 1916, working for the YMCA. She and Addie Wailes Hunton were sent to Europe during World War I to report on conditions for African American soliders, which were reported in their book Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces. #TodayInBlackHistory

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