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Jones, Eugene Kinckle (1885-1954) The Negro Working Population and National Recovery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09776 Author/Creator: Jones, Eugene Kinckle (1885-1954) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed document Date: 4 January 1937 Pagination: 24 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.

A memorandum entitled, "The Negro Working Population and National Recovery," by the National Urban League for Social Service Among Negroes dated January 4, 1937. The item was prepared and submitted to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to review how African Americans were not being successfully included in the New Deal. The league was concerned by low pay, job availability, reduced to the least desirable positions, prejudice by white employers, and civil rights not abided by public officials. Also provides suggestion to allow African Americans to be given higher wages.

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