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Race Relations in America

Alternative Name:   Race Relations in America (Adam Matthew Digital), Adam Matthew Digital's Race Relations in America
Description:   Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. The Race Relations Department, based at Fisk University, was a highly influential think tank offering a forum for discussion and research on racial topics and highlighted issues such as poverty and inequality, class, housing, employment, education and government policy. This resource sheds light on the work of the Department through the digitization of extensive records from their archives, now held at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans. It includes interviews with leading figures of the day, questionnaires, statistics, raw data and analyses, as well as advice for other organizations and towns wishing to conduct their own investigations. In addition to this, audio recordings and transcripts of speeches, photographs recording the participants of each institute, as well as two publicity film slideshows are featured.