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Fight for racial justice and the Civil Rights Congress.

Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoFarmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2012.
Description1 online resource (115,378 images)
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Other author/creatorPatterson, William L. (William Lorenzo), 1890-1980.
Other author/creatorCivil Rights Congress (U.S.)
Other author/creatorCommunist Party of the United States of America.
Other author/creatorSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Series Archives unbound
Archives unbound. ^A1108491
Abstract The Civil Rights Congress (CRC) was established in 1946 to, among other things, "combat all forms of discrimination against ... labor, the Negro people and the Jewish people, and racial, political, religious, and national minorities." The CRC arose out of the merger of three groups with ties to the Communist Party, the International Labor Defense (ILD), the National Negro Congress, and the National Federation for Constitutional Liberties. CRC campaigns helped pioneer many of the tactics that civil rights movement activists would employ in the late 1950s and 1960s. The CRC folded in 1955 under pressure from the U.S. Attorney General and the House Un-American Activities Committee, which accused the organization of being subversive.
Local noteImages from the source libraries are selected contents of the original collection materials as representative of their value and pertinence to the digital product.
General noteDate range of documents: 1946-1955.
General noteReproduction of the originals from the Schomburg Center, New York Public Library.
Reproduction noteElectronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2012. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
Stock numberAfrican American Studies
Stock numberLaw & Legal History
Stock numberPolitical Science

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