Invitation to Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations to Adele Clark from Ben R. Lacy, Jr.

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Invitation to Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations to Adele Clark from Ben R. Lacy, Jr.

Description

Letter of invitation from Dr. Ben R. Lacy, Jr. Chairman of the Conference Committe and President, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. Addressed to Miss Adele Clark. the letter invites her to attend the Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations, October 28, 1930. The conference was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Va. The conference theme was "Facing Facts With a Christian Program." 

Lacy begins, "The South faces no problem more far-reaching and difficult of solution than that caused by the presence in one territory of the white and Negro races. In any serious effor to find a way out, the Churches must take the place of leadership."

The letter notes that "Only white people (except as indicated) will be expected to be present, in order that there may be the most freedom of expression in facing our responsibility." 

Representatives from the various denominations, "Presidents of Denominational Schools and Colleges, Editors of Church Press, Directors of Religious Education, Missionary Secretaries, Church Women's Societies, all white ministers, officials of the Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A. and Special Students" were invited. 

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Among the speakers at the conference were Gordon B. Hancock, a professor at Virginia Union University, spoke on living conditions of African Americans in Richmond, and Dr. Robert Russa Moton, Principal of Tuskegee Institute whose address closed the conference.

Creator

Lacy, Ben R., Jr.

Source

M 9 Box 34, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1930 October 21

Contributor

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

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Profiles from the Archives: Benjamin R. Lacy, Jr. North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Citation

Lacy, Ben R., Jr., “Invitation to Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations to Adele Clark from Ben R. Lacy, Jr. ,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed November 12, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/491.