Posted: February 09, 2017
Discover the work of the Race Relations Department based at Fisk University, a highly influential think tank which emerged as a centre of scholarly investigation and public conversation on civil rights in the twentieth century.
The extensive records of the Department, housed at the Amistad Research Center, are available now in Race Relations in America, a new online collection from Adam Matthew. Presenting fascinating speeches, reports, surveys and analyses, the resource sheds light on the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, discrimination and racial theory in America between 1943-1970.
“A rare opportunity to track the fight for racial justice in the modern era. There are few collections that can rival it for tracking the evolution of civil rights thought and effort over time.”
JOHN GIGGIE, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, AND DIRECTOR OF THE SUMMERSELL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE SOUTH
Research different responses to challenges of overcoming prejudice and racial tensions. Listen to hours of transcribed audio recordings of eminent sociologists, anthropologists and civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr.: “America owes a great debt of gratitude to Fisk University for providing this type of institute for our nation. And it means a great deal for the crisis which we now confront in the area of race relations.”
Set up by the American Missionary Association to investigate problem areas in race relations and develop methods for educating communities and preventing conflict, the work of the Department played a key role in documenting issues in civil rights during three pivotal decades.
Race Relations in America is available now, complementing the previously released African American Communities. For more information or a free 30-day trial, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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