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Stabilization Fund of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation Depression Intensifies the Race Problem

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09589.01 Author/Creator: Stabilization Fund of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation Place Written: Nassau, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1931 Pagination: 20 p. ; 24 x 18 cm. Order a Copy

Details racial conflict during the Great Depression. The pamphlet sites the shortage of jobs and migration as a primary aggravators of increased tension to which the Commission dedicates their legal work. The Commission solicits donations and provides a finance statement of operations costs. The pamphlet gives specific example of lynching that could have been prevented if they had better funding. The financial statement and a list of the national committee and committee members is found in the back. Notable members on the list include Gov. Harry Byrd.

Byrd, Harry F., fl. 1931

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