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The attached essay, "The Answer to the Negro Problem" lends credibility to the concept that the immediate post-war years in America were ones in which the foundations for the civil rights movement were established; foundations on which the civil rights leaders of the Sixties would rely upon to keep the social structures in place.

This article first appeared in a magazine that was a mainstay in many solidly American middle-class households and pertains to the necessary work that was being done by the oldest civil rights organization in the country. The Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes was created in 1910 to aid those African-Americans who had migrated to the industrialized northeast. In 1920 they assumed a more bite-size moniker: the National Urban League. Today, this organization operates nearly 100 local affiliates across the country.

Read this 1948 article in which a White Southerner explains how he came to understand the injustice of the Jim Crow South. It can be read here...

Click here to read about an important anti-discrimination law that was passed during the Second World War...

     


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Addressing the ''Negro Problem'' (Coronet Magazine, 1949)

Addressing the ''Negro Problem'' (Coronet Magazine, 1949)

Addressing the ''Negro Problem'' (Coronet Magazine, 1949)

Addressing the ''Negro Problem'' (Coronet Magazine, 1949)

Addressing the ''Negro Problem'' (Coronet Magazine, 1949)

Addressing the ''Negro Problem'' (Coronet Magazine, 1949)

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