The Detroit Association of Women's Clubs celebrates Women's History Month

Chief Judge Denise Page Hood receives Dr. Rosa Gragg’s Lifting As We Climb Award

The Michigan Historical Detroit Association of Women’s Clubhouse was lively and a buzzed with the presence of legal dignitaries and social influencers from government and community organizations in celebration of Women’s History Month.

The Detroit Association of Women’s Club honored Chief Judge Denise Page Hood with the Dr. Rosa Gragg’s Lifting As We Climb Award.  Hood shared her memories of Dr. Gragg, the clubhouse, and its neighborhood where Lewis Business of College once sat on the corner on John R. Street.

Detroit’s own Marsha Music brought her spoken word, “Symphony In D.”

The Michigan Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and the Black Women of Lawyers of Michigan were honored for their years of advocating on behalf of women in the legal profession. The WLAM has been on the forefront for a century and the BWLAM has ensured that women lawyers of color have reached great heights. Both received “Nevertheless, She Persisted” honors in recognition of their work.

Ra’Sheia Parker founder of Girls Destined for Greatness was honored with the Young Women’s Image Award personifying Lifting As We Climb, for her mentoring of girls and young women.
The signature feature of the Clubhouse is its front porch which was relocated from Ferry Street to Brush Street because Dr. Gragg as a black woman was refused to have a home on the esteemed Ferry Street.