The Opinion of Those Who Ought to Know: What Representative Negroes Say of the Interracial Movement [pamphlet]

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Title

The Opinion of Those Who Ought to Know: What Representative Negroes Say of the Interracial Movement [pamphlet]

Description

A compilation of quotations from prominent Southern African Americans on the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Included are Robert Russa Moton, Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Isaac Fisher, Dr. Alfred Lawless and others.

Founded in Atlanta in 1919, the CIC functioned as the major race reform organization in the South during the period between the world wars. While it never openly challenged segregation or advocated racial equality, it did strive for an end to racial violence and for better treatment for all classes of black men and women (Bridging the Gap: The Commission on Interracial Cooperation, 2009).

Excerpt, p.2 
"Dr. R. R. Moton, Principal Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala.: 
'The usefulness of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation has very far exceeded anything that I expected of it. Its actual service to the cause of mutual understanding and good will between the races has abundantly justified the time, labor, money and thought that have been put into it....'"

p.3
"Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune, President National Association of Colored Women: 
'No agency has contributed more to the establishment and maintenance of tolerable relations between the black and white races in the South than has the Interracial Commission....A decrease in lynchings, an improvement in educational facilities, a sympathetic study of the Negro in clleges and universities, and the appearance of influential Negro leaders before selected audiences of white people, to discuss the race question from the Negro's angle, are some of the unusual and salutary concrete results of the activities of the Interracial Commission.'"

Creator

Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Atlanta, Ga.

Source

M 9 Box 100, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Publisher

Commission on Interracial Cooperation

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

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Notes

Learn more: 
"Bridging the Gap: The Commission on Interracial Cooperation" Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Citation

Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Atlanta, Ga., “The Opinion of Those Who Ought to Know: What Representative Negroes Say of the Interracial Movement [pamphlet],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed July 22, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/259.