Civil Rights Leaders Call on President | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Civil Rights Leaders Call on President

Civil Rights Leaders Call on President | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
22 people posing together in front of the White House. Caption reads: "CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON PRESIDENT: Pictured on White House grounds is the delegation of leaders of the National Emergency Civil Rights Mobilization who called on President Truman during the three-day Mobilization conference in Washington, Jan. 15-17. Those who attended the White House conference were Roy Wilkins, chairman of the Mobilization and acting NAACP secretary; Elmer Henderson, American Council on Human Rights; Joseph Keenan and Louis Hines, AFL; Felix Cohen, American Jewish Congress; Michael Straight, American Veterans Committee; Charles La Follette, Americans for Democratic Action; Benjamin R. Epstein, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; Willard Townsend, CIO Executive Board; Hobson Reynolds, Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks of the World; Adolph Held, Jewish Labor Committee; David Solomon, Jewish War Veterans; Miss Alma Vessells, National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses; Rev. Sandy F. Ray, National Baptist Convention; Thurman Dodson, National Bar Association; Irving Kane, National Community Relations Advisory Council; A. Philip Randolph, National Council for a Permanent FEPC [Fair Employment Practice Committee]; Mrs. I. Lee Levy, National Council of Jewish Women; Mrs. Robert L. Vann, National Negro Publishers Association; Jules Cohen, New York Council for Permanent FEPC; R. A. Hester, Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias; Roy Reuther, United Automobile Workers; Boyd Wilson, United Steelworkers of America, CIO; Thomas C. Allen, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America; and Arnold Aronson, General Secretary, National Emergency Civil Rights Mobilization."
DESCRIPTION
22 people posing together in front of the White House. Caption reads: "CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS CALL ON PRESIDENT: Pictured on White House grounds is the delegation of leaders of the National Emergency Civil Rights Mobilization who called on President Truman during the three-day Mobilization conference in Washington, Jan. 15-17. Those who attended the White House conference were Roy Wilkins, chairman of the Mobilization and acting NAACP secretary; Elmer Henderson, American Council on Human Rights; Joseph Keenan and Louis Hines, AFL; Felix Cohen, American Jewish Congress; Michael Straight, American Veterans Committee; Charles La Follette, Americans for Democratic Action; Benjamin R. Epstein, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; Willard Townsend, CIO Executive Board; Hobson Reynolds, Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks of the World; Adolph Held, Jewish Labor Committee; David Solomon, Jewish War Veterans; Miss Alma Vessells, National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses; Rev. Sandy F. Ray, National Baptist Convention; Thurman Dodson, National Bar Association; Irving Kane, National Community Relations Advisory Council; A. Philip Randolph, National Council for a Permanent FEPC [Fair Employment Practice Committee]; Mrs. I. Lee Levy, National Council of Jewish Women; Mrs. Robert L. Vann, National Negro Publishers Association; Jules Cohen, New York Council for Permanent FEPC; R. A. Hester, Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias; Roy Reuther, United Automobile Workers; Boyd Wilson, United Steelworkers of America, CIO; Thomas C. Allen, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America; and Arnold Aronson, General Secretary, National Emergency Civil Rights Mobilization."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:140425
Creation Date: January 1950
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Classified File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 6797
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
SUBJECTS
Furs
Hats
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Women
Race relations
Shoes
Suits (Clothing)
Cities and towns
African Americans
Public buildings
Associations, institutions, etc.
Coats
Dresses
Eyeglasses
Jews

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