Commission on Interracial Cooperation administrative records, 1918-1944.


Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Commission on Interracial Cooperation administrative records, 1918-1944.

Commission on Interracial Cooperation administrative records, 1918-1944.

The series consists of the administrative files of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC) from 1918-1944. Includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, article reprints, writings, speeches, newsletters, and minutes. The records document many aspects of the Commission's work from the time of its inception until its transformation into the Southern Regional Council. Includes correspondence of several people who played key roles in the Commission's work including Will W. Alexander, Jessie Daniel Ames, Horace Mann Bond, John J. Eagan, Robert B. Eleazer, John Hope, Howard W. Odum, W.D. Weatherford, and Monroe N. Work. Other files reflect the Commission's relationship with several denominational organizations; research material regarding the quality of life for African Americans in the South; newspaper clippings relating to Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge's intervention into the state's educational system and his 1942 gubernatorial campaign; and the transformation of the CIC into the Southern Regional Council. Of particular interest, the records contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports relating to various court cases involving racial discrimination and violence, especially during the 1930's. There is a significant set of files on the Scottsboro case, in which the CIC joined the NAACP in trying to secure an adequate legal defense for the defendants. The series also contains pamphlets and leaflets relating to the interracial movement, various publications including manuscripts, articles, and speeches of interest to the CIC, and issues of several black newspapers.

27 linear ft.19 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

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Weatherford, Willis D. (Willis Duke), 1875-1970 (person)

Willis D. Weatherford of Black Mountain, N.C., was president of the Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, N.C., 1906-1944; president of the Y.M.C.A. Graduate School, Nashville, Tenn., 1919-1946; trustee of Berea College, Berea, Ky., 1916-ca. 1962; faculty member of Fisk University, 1936-1946; director of the Southern Appalachian Studies Project, 1956-1968; and lifelong student of race relations in the South. From the description of Willis D. Weatherford papers, 1911-1969. (Oceanside F...

Hope, John, 1868-1936 (person)

John Hope (1868-1936), fifth president of Atlanta University, born in Augusta, Georgia. From the description of John Hope papers, 1929-1936. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.). WorldCat record id: 38477492 ...

Eagan, John J. (John Joseph), 1870-1924 (person)

Work, Monroe Nathan (person)

Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972 (person)

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Eleazer, Robert B. (Robert Burns), 1877-.... (person)

Commission on Interracial Cooperation (corporateBody)

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...

Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 (person)

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Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946 (person)

Born in Forsyth, Georgia; educated at the University of Georgia; practicing lawyer in Atlanta, Montgomery County, and Telfair County, Georgia; Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, 1927-1933; served three terms as Governor of Georgia; died as governor-elect in 1946. From the description of Pamphlets, 1942. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 17429974 ...

Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954 (person)

Howard Washington Odum was a sociologist of the American South; author; professor at the University of North Carolina from 1920 to 1954; and founder of the Sociology Department, the School of Public Welfare, the Department of City and Carolina. From the description of Howard Washington Odum papers, 1908-1982. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 27192779 Howard Washington Odum, sociologist, author, and educator, was born 24 May 1884, in Bethlehem, Georgia, and died ...

Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956 (person)

Agriculturist, authority on race relations, educator. From the description of Oral history interview with Will Winton Alexander, 1952. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309722753 ...