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Title James Samuel Stemons Writings – Miscellaneous
Author Stemons, James Samuel (1894-1922)
Date 1903-1910
Document Type Manuscript
Reference MSS 12, Box 4, Folder 4
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Introductory remarks and a clarification of personal position by James Stemons regarding African Americans and the labour industry. Also includes a list of "Public ledger editorials on the Negro".
Series Description The collection documents Stemons' 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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality African American
Keywords politics, labour, race, activism, industry, education
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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Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania