Digitized papers of the National Negro Congress, which was established in 1936 to "secure the right of the Negro people to be free from Jim Crowism, segregation, discrimination, lynching, and mob violence" and "to promote the spirit of unity and cooperation between Negro and white people." The collection includes papers that predate the formation of the Congress.
Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries
Subjects: Government and Law; United States History; Manuscripts and Rare Books; African American Studies; Political Science
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Dates of Coverage: 1933-1947
Print Equivalent: The National Negro Congress records, 1933-1947, are held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division [http://archives.nypl.org/scm/20648].
Provider: Gale Cengage