The Southern Frontier, vol. 1, no. 1 [Georgia Issue]

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Title

The Southern Frontier, vol. 1, no. 1 [Georgia Issue]

Description

Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social progress, as well as stories of racial injustices faced by African Americans across the American South.

As described by the then President of the CIC Howard W. Odum, the name The Southern Frontier alludes to the need for even greater pioneering and progress in the social and cultural frontiers, the American South being the most turbulent field in reference to race relations and progress at the time.

“The Georgia Issue,” contains contributions by:

Howard W. Odum, President of the CIC
Rufus E. Clement, Vice-Chairman of the Georgia Committee of the CIC
H. A. Hunt
R. L. Russell
W. B. Sheftal
M. E. Tilly
W. A. Turner

Articles include:

“An Astounding Situation” – An article about The Training School for Negro Girls, donated to the State of Georgia by the State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, and left unused and unappropriated of funding by the Georgia legislature 

“Around Georgia” – A column highlighting the opening of the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Macon, the advisory board of the Bethlehem House, Negro Community Center in Augusta Georgia, hosting a multiracial community Christmas pageant, and other regional stories

"Atlanta Pianist Plays at the White House" - A notice that pianist Josephine Harreld played for Eleanor Roosevelt  and guests at the White House on December 12, 1939.

"A Man of Distinction" - An obituary of Dr. Kelley (Kelly) Miller, the first African American student to attend Johns Hopkins University.

Creator

Commission on Interracial Cooperation

Source

Jessie Daniel Ames Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching collection, 1930-1944, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Seminary Library

Date

1940 January

Contributor

Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Library

Rights

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Notes

Learn more: 
Pullen, Ann Ellis (2013). "Commission on Interracial Cooperation" New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Commission on Interracial Cooperation, “The Southern Frontier, vol. 1, no. 1 [Georgia Issue],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed November 15, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/326.