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Title Correspondence from James Samuel Stemons Relating to the Proposed 'Lincoln Conference' in 1909
Author Stemons, James Samuel
Date 25 Jan-29 Jul 1909
Document Type Correspondence; Newspaper
Reference MSS 12, Box 1, Folder 13
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Includes correspondence relating to the 'Lincoln Conference' on civil rights and the social, political and economic situation of African-Americans. The conference intended to address the question 'How far has the nation lived up to the obligation imposed upon it by the Emancipation proclamation?' Stemons intended to speak at the conference and has much contact with the Secretary of the National Negro Committee. Stemons also describes breaking his toe.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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, Los Angeles, California, New York City, Chicago, Illinois, United States; Paris, France
Nationality African American
People Addams, Jane; Bowles, Samuel; Wells Barnett, Ida; Lloyd Garrison, William; Dubois, Professor W E B; Grimke, Rev Francis J; Hirsch, Rabbi Emil G; Post, Louis F; Salter, William M; Warton, Rodman; Warton, Susan; Zueblin, Professor Charles; Taylor, Julius F
Keywords civil rights, National Negro Committee, education, race, emancipation, politics, political activism, reform movements, The Broad Ax, health and sickness, religion, injury, hospital, insurance, family, ticket
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
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