Conference of the Methodist Church. In 1968 waning energy and crippling arthritis forced her to move to a nursing home in Texas, where she remained until her death on 21 February 1972.
Like a number of other liberal endeavors of its era, the contributions of the ASWPL were for a time overshadowed by the more ambitious, aggressive, and dramatic civil rights crusade of the 1950s and 1960s. Ultimately, however, as historians have sought to recover the work of earlier generations of socially conscious Southerners, they have recognized that although it was conservative, "paternalistic," and cautious by the standards of subsequent generations of activists, the work of Jessie Daniel Ames and her associates in the ASWPL was a significant part of the ferment of cultural and social change beginning to seethe beneath the surface of Southern life prior to World War II.
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