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Jones, Eugene Kinckle (1885-1954) The Negro Working Population and National Recovery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09776 Author/Creator: Jones, Eugene Kinckle (1885-1954) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed document Date: 4 January 1937 Pagination: 24 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: A memorandum entitled, "The Negro Working Population and National Recovery," by the National Urban League for Social Service Among Negroes dated January 4, 1937. The item was prepared and submitted to President Franklin D. Roosevelt for his administration to review how African Americans were not being successfully included in the New Deal. The league was concerned by low pay, job availabilites being reduced to the least desirable positions, prejudice by white employers, and civil rights not abided by public officials. Also provides suggestion to allow African Americans to be included with better pay into the larger workforce.

People: Jones, Eugene Kinckle, 1885-1954
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: African American AuthorAfrican American HistoryActivismPresidentWorking ClassLaborWorker's rightsNew DealEmployment

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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