Commission on Interracial Cooperation publicity files, 1920-1942.


Commission on Interracial Cooperation publicity files, 1920-1942.

The series consists of the publicity files of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC) from 1920-1942. Includes news releases, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and lists of subscribers to the CIC's press service. The correspondence contains general comments on the CIC's interracial work primarily from educators, church and business leaders, and southern politicians and newspaper editors. The bulk of the collection is comprised of news releases distributed by the CIC to publicize the Commission's activities, educate whites and blacks with general news stories, and report lynchings and other cases of violence and discrimination against blacks. The collection also contains files documenting the interaction between the Commission's leaders and those sympathetic newspaper editors and religious leaders throughout the South who were vital in disseminating information on the interracial movement.

3.3 linear ft.3 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...