The Southern Frontier, vol. 1, no. 3 [Mississippi Issue]

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Title

The Southern Frontier, vol. 1, no. 3 [Mississippi 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 “Mississippi Issue” contains contributions by:
J. Morgan Stevens
M. M. Hubert
A. J. Finch
R. L. Hunt
Theodore D. Bratton
P. H. Easom
Anselm Joseph Finch
Horace Mann Bond
R. B. Eleazer
Will W. Alexander

Articles include:

“The South’s Problem Number One” – An article discussing poverty and over-population in the South.

“The Wm. Johnson Community Center, Jackson, Miss.” – An article discussing a church-owned clinic serving the African American communities of Jackson, Mississippi.

"Jim Crow Legislation" - An article about the defeat of Jim Crow amendments to a Mississippi Free Text Book Bill. State Senator H. L. Davis of Oxford is quoted as saying, "Under the Constitution the Negro is a citizen and of course we know and accept that. But he can never expect to be given the same educational and social privileges with the white man and he doesn't expect them. The best education we can give him is to use his hands, because that's how he must earn his living. It always has and it always will be."

"An Oscar for Hattie" - An article about Hattie McDaniel's Academy Award for her role as Mammy in "Gone With the Wind."

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 March

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. 3 [Mississippi Issue],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed November 15, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/328.