All Hour-A-Day Study Club members are D.O.T.U.R’s, Daughters Of The Underground Railroad.

*The term D.O.T.U.R was created by past Hour-A-Day Study Club President, Mrs. Gloria Hidi. D.O.T.U.R is used to describe the women that make up the membership of the organization.

Our Founding Mothers:

Ethel Bishop, Gladys Browning, Minnie Chickee, Irene Christian, Daisy Craven, Rachel Harding, Ardella Jacobs, Mary Lucas, Vivian Nall, Evelyn Parker, Verna Stewart, Elizabeth Washington, Edith Watkins, Hilda Watkins, Luella White

Our Members

Marium Tolson-Murtty


Raquel Hurst


Kaitlyn Ellsworth

Treasurer, Scholarship Trust Fund

Patty Alexander

Corresponding Secretary

Irene Moore Davis

Recording Secretary

Cari-Lynn Ristic

Treasurer, General Account

Leslie McCurdy


Dena Shreve


Elana Freeman


Tricia Alexander-Brooks

General Member

Elena Fears

General Member

April Murray

General Member

Dr. Barbara K. Smith

General Member

Lana Talbot

General Member

Jordan Taylor

General Member

Tramaine Whited

General Member


General Member

How To Become a Member:

  1. You must be a D.O.T.U.R., Daughter of the Underground Railroad
  2. Contact President Marium Tolson-Murtty at for member application and more information about The Hour-A-Day Study Club.