Adèle Goodman Clark fought tirelessly to champion both women’s rights and the arts in Virginia. Clark gained prominence for prosuffrage speeches and writings as a founding member in 1909 of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. She used her artwork to entice attendants to League events and took leadership roles in national suffrage organizations. In 1916, she and fellow Richmond artist Nora Houston established the Atelier, a training ground for a generation of Virginia artists. Clark promoted both causes throughout her life, epitomizing the vital role of women in 20th-century social reform movements. She is buried nearby at Emmanuel Episcopal Church cemetery.
Year On Marker: 2009
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: 5308 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227. Adjacent to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1214 Wilmer Ave. Marker is on right when traveling south on Brook Road.
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