Monthly Archives: June 2019

400 Study Club

A group of women members of the historic 400 Study Club, Ms. Barbara Jean Johnson, President, met at the Sisters Home Visitors of Mary convent on May 8 for a presentation by and discussion with John Thorne, Executive Director of Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance.  Detroit Catholic Pastor Alliance is a lay organization dedicated to strengthening the quality of life in Metropolitan Detroit on social, moral, political, and economic issues.  The 400 Study Club is a 70-year-old organization of professional black women, many of whom have achieved important firsts in their fields.

Club members were invited to HVM convent by HVM friend Vera Beuford who correctly recognized that 400 Study Club members and DCPA share the same ultimate vision … Making a Difference in this world.  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”  Club members heard John Thorne describe the challenges, accomplishments and achievements encountered in the DCPA housing project along Gratiot Avenue. 

Learn more about the amazing women of the 400 Study Club by clicking here … American Black Journal video.

Learn more about Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance by clicking here … John Thorne HVM presentation.