Civil Rights Congress photograph collection

Collection Data

Description
Photographs recording the activities, causes and individuals connected with the Civil Rights Congress (CRC) during the period of its existence, 1946-1955 as well as a few posters, fact sheets and photo album.
Names
Civil Rights Congress (U.S.) (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1935 - 1955 (Questionable)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Civil Rights Congress Collection
Topics
Civil Rights Congress (U.S.)
Communists -- United States
Political activists -- United States
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Biographical/historical: National organization established in 1946 to among other things, "combat all forms of discrimination against ... labor, the Negro people and the Jewish people, and racial, political, religious, and national minorities." The organization folded in 1955 under pressure from the United States Attorney General and the House Un-American Activities Committee, which accused the organization of being subversive
Physical Description
Extent: 490 items (.7 cu. ft., 4 boxes)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG087000330-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11527495
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d4e74d70-c628-012f-9f8c-58d385a7bc34
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