The Southern Frontier, vol. 1, no. 11

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Title

The Southern Frontier, vol. 1, no. 11

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.

Vol. 1, No. 11 contains contributions by:

William B. Ruggles
Carter Wesley
John Wesley Dobbs
Robert C. Weaver

Selected articles are:

“The Negro Vote” – Column on African American party loyalty, and a critique of the Republican party’s appeasement and isolationist tendencies during the rise of Hitler in Europe.

“Local Interracial Committees are Busy” – A page of short columns, detailing the activities of regional interracial committees in Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina.

There is a brief notice (p. 2) that October 20 the Post Office Department issued a special stamp commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery. In April (1940) a stamp with the likeness of Booker T. Washington was the first time that an African American was honored in this way.

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 November

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. 11,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed October 15, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/363.