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Title Correspondence from James Samuel Stemons to Several Contacts Regarding Civil Rights and the Need to Raise Funds for the Cause
Author Stemons, James Samuel
Date 16 May-31 Oct 1913
Document Type Correspondence
Reference MSS 12, Box 2, Folder 1
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description This includes correspondence from James Stemons to several academics and other people involved in, or interested in, civil rights. There are also several letters from Stemons to his sister keeping her up to date with his news, including the sudden death of a friend.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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, Lawrence, Kansas, Albany, New York, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality African American
People Stemons, James Samuel; Johnson, Mary; Parkin, Frank P; Sulzer, William; Hansen, A G; Passmore, Lincoln; Rowland, Dr A J; Ochs, George W; Rosenwald, Julius; Cunningham, Alan; Reynolds, Harry C; Robinson, Rev A R
Keywords business, sales, finance, health and sickness, tuberculosis, friendship, death, funeral, religion, publishing, politics, civil rights, race, philanthropy, political activism, clerk, church, family, reform movements, marriage
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 to Various Newspapers, Editorials, and Regarding the International Exhibition for the Book Industry and the Graphic Arts, Leipzig 1914
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania