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Advertisement for game between the Tribune Girls and Bridgeton Omega Girls at the Southwest Belmont Branch of the YWCA on Catharine Street, November 24, 1932.
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Advertisement for Philadelphia Tribune team, 1932.

Credit: Courtesy of the Philadelphia Tribune

Like other black YMCAs and YWCAs, Philadelphia's Southwest Belmont YWCA offered recreational and educational opportunities. Its strong teams and spirited competitions helped Ora Washington and many other black Pennsylvanians develop their athletic skills.

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