On July 14, 1926, the New York Amsterdam News ran a story and photo about the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs. "Noticeable progress in every aspect marked the three-day session," the Amsterdam News reported. "The number of clubs reporting was sixty-seven, almost double the number recorded last year. Prominent women, numbering over two hundred, from all over the state attending the meeting. It was the largest delegation that had ever convened since its beginning in 1908." The group re-elected educator and suffragist Addie Waites Hunton as president and heard speeches from W.E.B. DuBois and anthropologist Ruth Benedict.