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Oral history interview with Will Winton Alexander, 1952.

Creator: Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956
Project: Biographical interview
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 756 leaves. Tape 1 reel.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Agriculturist, authority on race relations, educator.

Scope and Contents

Childhood and education; Vanderbilt University; ministry, Methodist Church South, 1901-1917; World War I; race riots; beginning work in race relations, Commission in Interracial Cooperation, 1919-1930; lynching; Ku Klux Klan; Atlanta University merger; Dillard University, Acting President, 1931-1935; Resettlement Administration, 1935-1936; Greenbelt towns; Great Plains; subsistence homesteads; Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, Farm Security Administration, 1937; Julius Rosenwald Fund; Fair Employment Practices Committee; organizing the American Council on Race Relations; impressions of C.B. Baldwin, John Fischer, Sidney Hillman, President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Julius Rosenwald, Frank Tannenbaum, Mr. and Mrs. Rexford G. Tugwell, Henry Wallace and others.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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