Commission on Interracial Cooperation records, 1919-1944.


Commission on Interracial Cooperation records, 1919-1944.

The collection consists of records of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation from 1919-1944. Includes administrative records (1918-1944), meeting and conference files (1919-1944), financial records (1922-1943), publicity files (1920-1942), literature (1920-1944), affiliated organizations files (1918-1942), and state interracial committees files (1918-1944). The collection documents the Commission's work in promoting better race relations in the South, the contributions of denominational organizations and women in the interracial movement, and the work of programs to improve the social and economic conditions of African-Americans.

83.8 linear ft.55 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

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The Commission on Interracial Cooperation was founded in 1918 by a group of prominent blacks and whites who wished to address the social, political, and economic problems facing African Americans. Incorporated in 1929 in Georgia, the Commission consisted of state and local committees throughout the South. Will W. Alexander, a white Methodist minister served as director for twenty-five years. The organization was dissolved in 1944 and succeeded by the Southern Regional Council. From t...