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Commission on Race and Equality Commission on Race and Equality Completes Projected Summer Projects in Birmingham

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.07 Author/Creator: Commission on Race and Equality Place Written: s.l. Type: Typed document signed Date: 10 August 1964 Pagination: 3 p. ; 27.8 x 21.5 cm.

One document dated August 10, 1964 by the Commission on Race and Equality, from the journal "Ethical Culture Today." Lists inter-racial summer projects, such as, Play School, Camp Vacation, a college prepatory workshop and an adult seminar. Programs sought to integrate children of all races and gender. The letter highlights instances of children experiences through the organization, such as Sarah Collins, a survivor of the Birmingham bombing, enjoying herself at camp. Document is signed by Walter Lawton, Fielder Worker, R.E.V. Commission on Race

The Commission on Race and Equality as part of the American Ethical Union was created to focus on projects for children in Souther areas with high racial tension.

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