The Southern Frontier, vol. 2, no. 4
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. 4, No. 4 contains contributions by H. Bynum
Selected articles are:
“Education for Security” – An article describing the underfunded Southern school system in face of the large sums being spent on military funding for World War II.
"An Open Letter to Eugene Talmadge (Governor of Georgia)" from The Macon News, regarding his veto of a state training school for African American girls.
“`The Mind of the South’ `Lanterns on the Levee’” – Reviews of two books describing the psyche and culture of the American South.
"Short Changed" -- an editorial cartoon from the Louisville Courier-Journal
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