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Title James Samuel Stemons Speeches – Association for Equalizing Industrial Opportunities
Author Stemons, James Samuel (1894-1922)
Date 1910
Document Type Manuscript
Reference MSS 12, Box 4, Folder 11
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name James Samuel Stemons Papers, 1894-1922
Description Writings by James Stemons,"Urban Pitfalls for Negro Children" and "The Industrial Repression of Negros in the North and the Remedy".
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materials, writings, clippings, a photocopy of a marriage licence to Arizona L. Cleaver, and the manuscript of his unpublished autobiographical novel.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, journalism, religion, children
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 Draft Speech by James Samuel Stemons to be Given at the Baptist Ministers' Conference
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania