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Title Correspondence from James Samuel Stemons Regarding His Speech at the A M E Preachers' Meeting, Philadelphia
Author Stemons, James Samuel
Date 11 Aug-25 Oct 1909
Document Type Correspondence
Reference MSS 12, Box 1, Folder 14
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Includes a synopsis of an address delivered by James Samuel Stemons before the A M E Preachers' Meeting, Philadelphia, 25 Oct 1909. There are also pages which Stemons has edited, deleted, and made marginal notes on. Also includes letters to prominent figures informing them of his upcoming address and making arrangements. There is also a letter to his sister in which he discusses his address and correspondence between Stemons and his two sisters regarding family news.
Series Description The collection documents Stemons's personal and professional life, and includes correspondence, printed materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.
Biographical Note / History James Samuel Stemons was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, and settled in Philadelphia c.1900. A postal worker, journalist and writer, he served as the editor of two short-lived African American newspapers: The Philadelphia Courant and The Pilot. He was also active in several civic organizations. An outspoken advocate for equal industrial opportunities for blacks, he lectured and published extensively on race relations. He served as field secretary of the Joint Organization of the Association for Equalizing Industrial Opportunities and the League of Civic and Political Reform.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality African American
People Stemons, James Samuel; Howard, Mary S; Whaley, Mamie; Conwell, Rev Dr Russell H; Anderson, Dr Matthew
Keywords race, political activism, civil rights, religion, speech, reform movements, employment, racism, wages, editing, family
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Correspondence from James Samuel Stemons Regarding Various Committees and Societies Dedicated to the Advancement of Civil Rights
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania