Church Women Explore Interracial Paths, Federal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926

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VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission Federal Council Bulletin Sept Oct 1926 p8 rsz.jpg

Title

Church Women Explore Interracial Paths, Federal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926

Description

Pages 7-8 (front and back) removed from Federal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926. The article, "Church Women Explore Interracial Paths," details an interracial conference held on September 21-22, 1926 at Eagles Mere, Pa.

The conference was organized by the Commission on the Church and Race Relations of the Federal Council of Churchs, the Council of Women for Home Missions, and the National Board of the Y.W.C.A. It was attended by delegates from numerous denominations and organizations. Adele Clark of Richmond, Va. attended representing the National League of Women Voters. 

The object of the conference, according to the chair Mrs. Richard W. Westbrook (Mary L. Westbrook), was

"(1) To enlarge the scope of interracial thinking and to enlist the women of the churches more actively in plans and programs for improving the relations between the white and colored groups in America; 
(2) To discuss methods of better interracial organization through churches and their auxiliaries so that women may more effectively act on local interracial conditions; 
(3) To exchange concrete experiences from groups of women that have already attempted to carry out interracial programs;
(4) To study the past experience of organizations that have done such work, to learn both from the sucesses and failures of such efforts how best to proceed in the future;
(5) To understand better the present trend of feeling and opinion in race relations that the Churches may more effectively work for interracial goodwill and cooperation."
 


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Creator

Federal Council of Churches

Source

M 9 Box 81, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1926 September-October

Contributor

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

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Notes

Learn more: 

Adams, B. L. (2016). Black women's Christian activism. Seeking social justice in a northern suburb. New York: New York University Press. 

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Citation

Federal Council of Churches, “Church Women Explore Interracial Paths, Federal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed September 23, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/493.