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Hartford Changemakers

Black, Latinx, and Indigenous leaders in Hartford History

Martha Taylor Shaw


Martha Taylor Shaw (1889-1986)

Civic Leader, Workforce and Economy Leader

Taylor Shaw supervised the introduction of black employees into the workforce of G. Fox and Company during the 1940s. During WWII, she organized the Negro Mothers and Home Makers Club, which assisted the Red Cross during the war. She chaired the Negro Women’s Group of the Hartford Women’s Division of Connecticut War Savings staff, served as a delegate to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Victory Bond Planning Conference, and through the Negro Business League served as a state representative in promoting war bonds. She also served as a board member of the Hartford YWCA. and worked for the Community Chest and the Citizens Committee of the North End. She was the mother of Spencer Shaw.

Líder cívico, líder laboral y económico

Taylor Shaw supervisó la introducción de empleados negros en la fuerza laboral de G. Fox and Company durante la década de 1940. Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, organizó el Club de Madres Negras y Fabricantes de Hogar, que ayudó a la Cruz Roja durante la guerra. Presidió el Grupo de Mujeres Negras del personal de Ahorros de Guerra de la División de Mujeres de Hartford de Connecticut, sirvió como delegada en la Conferencia de Planificación de Bonos de Victoria del Departamento del Tesoro de los EE. UU., Y a través de la Liga de Negocios Negros sirvió como representante estatal en la promoción de bonos de guerra. También se desempeñó como miembro de la junta de Hartford YWCA. y trabajó para Community Chest y el Comité de Ciudadanos del North End. Ella era la madre de Spencer Shaw.

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