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Title Correspondence from James Samuel Stemons Regarding Various Committees and Societies Dedicated to the Advancement of Civil Rights
Author Stemons, James Samuel
Date 8 Jul-18 Dec 1910
Document Type Correspondence
Reference MSS 12, Box 1, Folder 15
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description There is further correspondence with publishers about articles and other pieces of writing that Stemons is endeavoring to have published and several letters and pamphlets from the Physical Culture Publishing Company. Also includes correspondence between Stemons and his sister.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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, New York City, United States
Nationality African American
People Stemons, James Samuel; Howard, Mary S; Whaley, Mamie; Rowland, Dr A J; Morehouse H L; More, Philip C
Keywords race, civil rights, reform movements, religion, Christianity, political activism, publishing
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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