Hancock, Gordon Blaine, 1884-1970

Hide Profile

Clergyman, educator, journalist, and civil rights spokesman, of Richmond, Va.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1970. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 16447914

  • 1884, June 23: Born, Ninety-Six, South Carolina.
  • 1911: A.B., Benedict College, Columbia, S.C.
  • 1911: Married Florence Marie Dickson.
  • 1912: B.D., Benedict College, Columbia, S.C.
  • 1912 - 1918 : Principal, Seneca Institute, Seneca, S.C.
  • 1919: A.B., Colgate University.
  • 1921: M.A., Harvard University.
  • 1921 - 1952 : Professor of economics and sociology Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va.
  • 1925 - 1963 : Pastor, Moore Street Baptist Church, Richmond, Va.
  • 1928 - 1965 : Wrote syndicated weekly column for Associated Negro Press, Between the Lines.
  • 1931: Organized the Torrance School of Race Relations at Virginia Union University.
  • 1942: Helped organize the Southern Conference on Race Relations, held in Durham, N.C.
  • 1944: Helped found the Southern Regional Council.
  • 1952: LL.D., Benedict College, Columbia, S.C.
  • 1962: LL.D., Virginia Union University.
  • 1970, July 24: Died, Richmond, Va.

From the guide to the Gordon Blaine Hancock Papers, 1928-1970, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Durham Fact-Finding Conference records, 1929-1930 and 1942-1945 North Carolina Central University, James E. Shepard Memorial Library
referencedIn William Ernest Hocking papers Houghton Library
creatorOf Hancock, Gordon Blaine, 1884-1970. Papers, 1928-1970. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Shepard, James E. James E. Shepard papers, 1905-1947 (bulk 1940-1947). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Gordon Blaine Hancock Papers, 1928-1970 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972. person
associatedWith Commission on Interracial Cooperation. corporateBody
associatedWith Dabney, Virginius, 1901-1995. person
associatedWith Durham Fact-Finding Conference. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Jackson, Luther Porter, 1892-1950. person
associatedWith Johnson, Guy Benton, 1901-1991. person
associatedWith Mays, Benjamin Elijah, 1895-1984. person
associatedWith Moore Street Baptist Church (Richmond, Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954. person
associatedWith P. B. Young person
associatedWith Richmond Urban League. corporateBody
associatedWith Shepard, James E. person
associatedWith Shepard, James Edward. person
associatedWith Southern Regional Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern Regional Council Series corporateBody
associatedWith Young, P. B. (Plummer Bernard), 1898-1962. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
African American journalists
African Americans
Race relations


Birth 1884

Death 1970


Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vd72zr

Ark ID: w6vd72zr

SNAC ID: 32966855