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Program: Second Annual Conference Georgia Interracial Committee, March 3, 1939

 Book — Box: 1, Book: 8
Collection number: MS/134-008

Scope and Contents

Second Annual Conference Georgia Interracial Committee, March 3, 1939. Program. (Atlanta: Georgia Interracial Committee, 1939).

Lists Program of the conference, Conference Committee members and the executives of the Georgia Interracial Committee. This Committee was headed by a noted Gainesville, Georgia clergyman and the President of historically-black Atlanta University. The Committee focued on problems of higher education and the 1938 Gains Decision of the U.S. Supreme Court which had extablished the principle of "equality of education" and was a forerunner to the 1954 Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education ruling which ended, at least on paper, public school segregation. Scarce ephemeral imprint showing early Southern attempts at bi-racial Civil Rights action. (description by seller)

Online access: https://vtext.valdosta.edu/xmlui/handle/10428/2208

Dates

  • March 3, 1939

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The Commission on Interracial Cooperation (1918–1944) was an organization founded in Atlanta, Georgia, December 18, 1918, and officially incorporated in 1929. Will W. Alexander, pastor of a local white Methodist church, was head of the organization..It was formed in the aftermath of violent race riots that occurred the previous year in several southern cities. swIn 1944 it merged with the Southern Regional Council.

Extent

1 items (1 book and electronic records (scans).) ; 5 pages.

Language

From the Collection: English