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Commission on Interracial Cooperation

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Creator:Pullen, Ann Ellis
Title:Commission on Interracial Cooperation
Date:2004 Dec. 23

Encyclopedia article about the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), founded in Atlanta in 1919, which worked until its merger with the Southern Regional Council in 1944 to oppose lynching, mob violence, and peonage and to educate white southerners concerning the worst aspects of racial abuse. The commission remained based in Atlanta but had state-level committees throughout the South and, in the 1920s, some 800 local interracial committees. Key leaders included Will W. Alexander, executive director; Jessie Daniel Ames, the longtime director of woman's work; Arthur Raper, research director; and Robert B. Eleazer, director of education.

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Subjects:Social movements--Georgia--Atlanta | United States--Race relations | African Americans--Southern States | Commission on Interracial Cooperation | Georgia | Southern States
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press | 2004-12-23
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