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VMHC_JK.1861.V82.V6_v1 Voting Rights Legal Wrongs cover rsz.jpg
This booklet was distributed by the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government (VCCG) in opposition to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Commission began in 1958 and existed until the late 1960s.Led by David J. Mays, a prominent lawyer and…

U Minnesota_Voting Rights Act the first months front cover rsz.jpg
Within the first six weeks after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, staff attorneys from the Commission on Civil Rights visited 32 Southern counties and parishes to study the implementation of the legislation. This document is their report,…

U Minnesota_SCLC Crusade for the Vote brochure p1 rsz.jpg
Brochure distributed by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) which describes and promotes the "Crusade for the Ballot. To Double the Negro Vote in the South." The campaign aimed to double the number of registered Black voters in the…

VCU_M172 B1 Stone Mt Imperial Palace Richmond Klan alt rsz.jpg
Postcard showing Imperial Palace, Stone Mountain, GA surrounded by seven Klansmen brandishing torches, mounted on horseback. A portrait of William Joseph Simmons, founder and leader of the second Ku Klux Klan, appears at upper right corner.Portrait…

VCU_HQ 755_5_UV5 1925 Eugenics in relation to the new family cover rsz.jpg
Eugenics in Relation to the New Family and the Law on Racial Integrity. Including a paper read before the American Public Health Association.Pamphlet created by W. A. Plecker, M.D.,Virginia state registrar of vital statistics from 1912 to 1946.…

VCU_M 9 Box 233 ESL broadside ca 1919 map of states and suffrage crop rsz.jpg
This broadside has a map at top that shows the extent of woman suffrage across the United States. At this time, women could vote in presidential elections in some states; in municipal elections in others; and only with regard to school bond and tax…

VCU_M9 B233 Planks from the Suffrage Platform anti socialist rsz.jpg
Anti-suffrage handbill uses quotations to make its case that woman suffrage supports racial equality and will lead to intermarriage, advances feminist views, is unpatriotic and does not support the war effort or the Constitution of the United States.…

UPSem_Race Relations046 Practical approach p1 rsz.jpg
A pamphlet explaining the origin and mission of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, an organization founded in January, 1919 in Atlanta. The group sought to further "mutual understanding, peace, and good will" between the white and black…

UPSem_Burnt Cork and Crime_Race Relations098 cover rsz.jpg
Pamphlet published by the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, an organization which opposed lynching and promoted interracial dialogue and cooperation.Described on the cover as "stories summarized from press reports," the pamphlets relates…

UPSem_Popular Fallacies About Race Relations058 cover rsz.jpg
A pamphlet addressing resistance from white Americans to racial integration. Written by the Educational Director of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. The writer, Robert B. Eleazer, refutes the "Curse of Ham" as a justification for slavery…

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This newsletter is a publication of the anti-busing Save Our Neighborhood Schools, Inc., (SONS) organization. A subscription form listing the Board of Directors for SONS is also shown. In the 1970 case, Bradley v. Richmond School Board, Judge Robert…

VCU_M 9 Box 243 CIC Southern women and the souths race problem cover rsz.jpg
Pamphlet published by the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, written by Robert B. Eleazer, Educational Director. The pamphlet describes commission meetings in Memphis, Tn. and Atlanta, Ga., and the responsibility felt by southern white women…

VCU_Southern Workman_LC 2701_S7 v60 n1 1931 Jan cover rsz.jpg
This article reports on the Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations held October 28, 1930 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va. The theme of the conference was "Facing the Facts with a Christian Program." Dr. Ben Lacy, Jr. President…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission_ Va Membership p1 rsz.jpg
List of members and the organizations they represented in the Virginia Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Dr. R.E. Blackwell was the Virginia Chairman of this group. The parent organization, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), was…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission_ Letter from Westbrook April 23 1928_second conf rsz.jpg
Letter from Mary L. Westbrook (Mrs. Richard W. Westbrook), Chairman, Church Women's Committee on Race Relations, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, Inc. (Federal Council of Churches), sent to Adele Goodman Clark in her capacity as…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission Federal Council Bulletin Sept Oct 1926 p7 rsz.jpg
Pages 7-8 (front and back) removed fromFederal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926. The article, "Church Women Explore Interracial Paths," details an interracial conference held on September 21-22, 1926 at Eagles Mere, Pa.The conference was…

VCU M 9 Box 239 Interracial Conference of Church Women Sep 21_22 Eagles Mere PA 1926 crop rsz.jpg
Group portrait of attendees at the Interracial Conference of Church Women, Eagles Mere, Pa., September 21-22, 1926. The conference was held by the Commission on the Church and Race Relations of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in…

VCU_M 9 Box 34 Va church conference race relations letter Lacy to Clark rsz.jpg
Letter of invitation from Dr. Ben R. Lacy, Jr. Chairman of the Conference Committe and President, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. Addressed to Miss Adele Clark. the letter invites her to attend the Virginia Church Conference on Race…

VCU_M 9 Box 35 CIC Occasional Newsletter No 1 rsz.jpg
A newsletter of the Commission for Interracial Cooperation addressed to the Virginia State Committee members in the area of Richmond, Va.Excerpts:p.1 The one thing important is for the leaders of both races to be close enough to each other to know…

VCU_M 9 Box 35 Va Denominational Conf on Race Relations Oct 28 1930 rsz.jpg
Alternate name: Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations. A meeting of white religious leaders convened to discuss how churches might take a leadership role in race relations. See all documents related to this event.

VCU_M 306 Box2 f8 Pilgrimage of prayer for public schools 1959 rsz.jpg
Broadside advertising A Pilgrimage of Prayer for Public Schools, January 1, 1959 in Richmond, Va. At this event, organizers played a seven-minute pre-recorded message from Dr. King. A description of the event by Wyatt Tee Walker as reported to Dr.…

VCU_M 306 Box2 f6 Richmond Crusade for Voters collection  blank paper voter registration rsz.jpg
Bulletin No. 29 addressed To ALL REGISTRARS OF VIRGINIA. Stamped in red "Important Read Carefully." Excerpts: The 1958 session of the General Assembly made several changes in the Election Laws of Virginia stressing the duties of the registrars and…

VCU_M296 Box 2 fMississippi_John Brooks letter to Medgar Evers carbon May 20 1958 rsz.jpg
Carbon copy of letter from John M. Brooks, Director of Voter Registration, Virginia NAACP to Medgar W. Evers, Field Secretary, Mississippi NAACP. Sent 20 May 1958 in response to Evers' letter of 15 May 1958. Text: Mr. Medgar W. Evers 1072 Lynch…

VCU_M296 Box 2 FMississippi_ Medgar Evers letter to JBrooks May 15 1958 rsz.jpg
Letter from Medgar W. Evers, Field Secretary, Mississippi NAACP to John M. Brooks, Director, Voter Registration, Virginia NAACP. Dated May 15, 1958, the letter is an update on the progress of voter registration efforts in Mississippi. Text: Mr.…

VCU_M296 Box 2 fMississippi_Brooks letter July 7 1958 rsz.jpg
Letter of encouragement from John M. Brooks, NAACP Registration Director following a meeting he attended in Mississippi. Text -- Dear Friend: My meeting with you in Mississippi was an inspiration to me. It proved my belief that, "if people are…
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