SOUTHERN CONFERENCE FOR HUMAN WELFARE COLLECTION
Earl K. Long Library
Size: 12 items
Inclusive dates: 1946
Summary: Photographs of
events and participants, Fourth Biennial Meeting, Southern Conference for Human
Welfare, November 1946, Carpenter's Auditorium,
Source: Gift, May 1981
Access: No restrictions
rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library,
Conference for Human Welfare Collection, Earl K. Long Library,
Southern Conference for Human Welfare (SCHW) was organized in November 1938 in
The Conference brought together progressives from labor, church, educational, business and professional groups. Its unique function was the uniting of blacks and whites in a common effort to solve the South's social and economic problems.
One of the principal activities of the SCHW was a campaign to expand the franchise in the thirteen southern states by the elimination of the white primary and the abolition of the poll tax as a prerequisite for voting.
The tax-exempt arm of the SCHW operated under the name of the Southern Conference Education Fund (SCEF). Following the dissolution of the SCHW in November, 1948, the educational program of the Conference was carried on by SCEF.
second meeting of the SCHW was held in
Information on Southern Conference fro Human Welfare and provenance of photographs provided by James A. Dombrowski.
12 prints with accompanying negatives
made by UNO Library from original prints owned by Dr. Mary Weitzman,
136-1 Photographs (12 prints; 12 negatives); accompanying documentation. 36 items
Southern Conference for Human Welfare (4th
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