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Eugenia Goodkind Meyer

Eugenia Goodkind Meyer spent a lifetime working for civil rights on a local level as founder of an urban welfare league offering services to African Americans in White Plains, New York. Meyer graduated from the Ethical Culture School in 1894 and married Max Meyer in 1902. The couple moved to White Plains, where they founded the Welfare League for Colored People in 1918 (later the Urban League of Westchester). While her husband chaired the organization, Meyer served as corresponding secretary and in 1965 was made honorary director. She created a foster care program for the Westchester County Children’s Association and served as chair and director of the association for twenty-five years. She was also active in the Community Church, an activist Unitarian congregation. In 1950 she and her husband received the Human Relations Award for Outstanding Citizenship from the White Plains Human Relations Center for their lifetime of advocacy.

More on Eugenia Goodkind Meyer
Date of Birth
June 1, 1878
Place of Birth
New York, New York
Date of Death
June 2, 1967

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Eugenia Goodkind Meyer." (Viewed on December 16, 2018) <>.


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