Adam Matthew Digital Race Relations in America: Surveys and Papers from the Amistad Research Center, 1943-1970, explores the struggle for civil rights through the work of sociologists, activists, psychologists, teachers, ministers, students and housewives. This collection provides digital access to the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries (1943-1970). Also includes a wealth of material supporting the study of racial segregation, discrimination, the civil rights movement and racial theory in America during three pivotal decades of the 20th century.
The Race Relations Department, based at Fisk University, was a highly influential think tank offering a forum for discussion and research on racial topics. The work of the Department highlighted topics such as poverty and inequality, class, housing, employment, education and government policy. Its program attracted many well-known figures in the Civil Rights Movement, including Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Charles Houston, and Marguerite Cartwright. This resource sheds light on the fascinating work of the Department through the digitization of extensive records from the Department’s archives, now held at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans.
The collection contains excellent survey material, including interviews, questionnaires, statistics, raw data and analyses, as well as advice for other organizations and towns wishing to conduct their own investigations. In addition to this, audio recordings and transcripts of speeches, photographs recording the participants of each institute, as well as publicity film slideshows are featured.
- Interactive Map
- Data Association Tool
- Interactive chronology
- Contextual Essays
- Video Interviews
- Research Methods
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