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Copy of a letter urging repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, October 1943

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Creator:Tilly, Dorothy Rogers, 1883-1970
Creator:Moore, Arthur J. (Arthur James) 1888-1974
Creator:Knight, Ryland
Creator:Marx, David
Creator:Morton, Audley, Mrs.
Creator:Oglesby, Stuart R.
Creator:O'Hara, Gerald P. (Gerald Patrick), 1895-1963
Creator:Walker, John Moore
Title:Copy of a letter urging repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, October 1943
Date:1943 Oct. 12
Description:

A letter from Atlanta, Georgia, community members to the congressional representatives from Georgia arguing for the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, passed in 1868. In the letter, the authors argue that the number of immigrants from China should be the same as immigrants from other countries. The Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943 by the Magnuson Act. The new legislation allowed a national quota of 105 Chinese immigrants per year. The letter was signed by Ryland Knight, pastor of the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church; David Marx, Rabbi of The Temple; Arthur J. Moore, Bishop in the Methodist Church; Mrs. Audley Morton, president of Georgia Council of Church Women; Stuart R. Oglesby, Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church; Gerald P. O'Hara, Bishop, Savannah-Atlanta; Mrs. M. E. Tilly, Jurisdictional Secretary of Christian Social Relations, Methodist Church; and John Moore Walker, Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta.

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Types:Letters (correspondence)
Subjects:Tilly, Dorothy Rogers, 1883-1970 | Moore, Arthur J. (Arthur James) 1888-1974 | Knight, Ryland | Marx, David | Morton, Audley, Mrs. | Oglesby, Stuart R. | O'Hara, Gerald P. (Gerald Patrick), 1895-1963 | Walker, John Moore | United States--Relations--China | Legislators--United States--Correspondence | United States--Emigration and immigration--Government policy | Chinese | United States--Race relations | Race relations | United States--Emigration and immigration--Government policy--Public opinion | Race relations--Religious aspects | United States | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:Online Manuscript Resources in Southern Women's History
Institution:Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library (Emory University)
Contributors:Emory University. Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library | Online Manuscript Resources in Southern Womens' History Collection (Emory University. Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library)
Online Publisher:[Atlanta, Ga.] : Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University | 2006
Original Material:

Mary Cornelia Barker papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University

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