Beulah E. Webb
her own quiet, unassuming yet forceful way Mrs. Webb has been
positive role model for at least six decades in Sioux City." Richard E. Hayes, 1997
Webb of Sioux City, born in 1895, is a community service leader.
In 1927, she organized the Sioux City Association of Colored
Women to promote culture, education, literature, and art and
to alleviate racial problems. She was selected to attend the
National Federation of Colored Women's Clubs Convention in 1938.
Recognizing the critical need for housing in the community, Webb
worked to assist people, some with cardboard and tar houses,
obtain better housing by helping found the Rehabilitation Program
for Elderly Homeowners and serving on the Siouxland Interstate
Metropolitan Planning Council's Citizen Housing Committee. Webb
is also considered the pioneer and moving force behind many senior
citizen programs in the Sioux City area. She cofounded the Downtown
Senior Citizens Center and served as its director from 1971-77.
She was also founder of the Sanford Community Center, and member
of the Woodbury County Task Force on Aging and the Advisory Committee
on Aging. Webb's service extends to the Red Cross, Woodbury County
Social Services, Girl Scouts of America, and the Mary Tregilia
Community House. She was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall
of Fame in 1997.