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Title Miscellaneous Publications
Author Stemons, James Samuel; Barton, Josephine C; Barton, A P
Date 1897-1905
Document Type Pamphlet; Periodical; Printed Book
Reference MSS 12, Box 4, Folder 8
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description A collection of three publications, one of which is written by James Stemons. These publication include the constitution of a society, a religious periodical, and James Stemons' writings on industrial enfranchisement for African Americans.
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Chicago, Illinois, Nevada, Kansas City, Missouri, Buffalo, United States
Ports New York City, United States
Nationality African American
People Stemons, James Samuel; Barton, Josephine C; Barton, A P
Keywords religion, faith, church, Christian Science, healing, science, industry, work, race, equality, employment, wages, racism
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 Newspaper Clippings About Race Relations in the United States
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania