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The origin of the Bachelor-Benedict Club branches from the early twentieth century in Washington, D.C. Due to the prevailing social atmosphere, brought about by the aftermath of the American Civil War (1861-1865), many area citizens were subjected to treatment that sponsored discrimination and disfranchisement. Along with churches, many beneficial and relief organizations were established to aid the District’s destitute. Subsequently, as well, several social clubs were established with the intent to promote family reconstruction, to awaken social awareness and encourage positive values throughout the community. Our Club was dedicated to these goals.