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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:33 PM

DAR

After coming upon several of my ancestors who were Rev War patriots, I got to thinking about this organization, DAR. I know nothing about it other than what I've read on their website. Is this just a glorified sorority or what? Anyone know the deets?

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Response to shanti (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:36 PM

1. I think it used to be an organization that enhanced one's social standing.

Many years ago (the '30s) my grandmother spent a lot of time hunting down proof of an ancestor who'd fought in the revolution so she could join the DAR. It was pretty Republican, too. I have no idea what they're like or what they do now.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:51 PM

4. I initially thought that too

that is was a Republican org, but their website says they don't discuss politics (yeah, right).

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Response to shanti (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:49 PM

2. Back in the late 60s/early 70s

my grandfather told me and my sister that we were eligible for the DAR. At that time they were a very right-wing ultra-patriotic-by-their-own-definition group. No way I would have had anything to do with them, and I'm sure they wouldn't have wanted anything to do with me.

Whether they've changed since then, I dunno.

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Response to Lindsay (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:53 PM

5. If they are wingers

I have no desire to join up. It seems to be more of a service organization, but pretty sure that the first time someone mentioned Trump in dulcet tones, I would have to out myself!

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Response to shanti (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:03 PM

3. Admittedly this was 80 years ago,

but in 1939 the DAR refused to allow Marian Anderson to sing at Constitution Hall because of her race. Eleanor Roosevelt stepped in and Ms. Anderson gave he concert at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:54 PM

6. You'd think they have changed by now

There are AA women involved in it now, from the pics I've seen.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:39 PM

8. And Eleanor also resigned from the DAR in protest of its treatment of Marion Anderson.

My dad's sister (and some of his cousins) belonged to it. I've always said I wouldn't join an organization Eleanor Roosevelt had come to find objectionable.

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Response to shanti (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:08 PM

7. I honestly dont know a lot about it.

As others have said above, I think it was traditionally a stage thing, something well to do women could rub in others faces by joining. I have a cousin, I think she is my second cousin omce removedor so, joined it. She is a very nice person, and it one to Lord it over other people. I know I could join the male counterpart sons of the American revolution with several of my ancestors, just not my thing.

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