Virginia Conference on Race Relations, The Southern Workman, January 1931

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Virginia Conference on Race Relations, The Southern Workman, January 1931

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This article reports on the Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations held October 28, 1930 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va. The theme of the conference was "Facing the Facts with a Christian Program." Dr. Ben Lacy, Jr. President of Union Theological Seminary, presided over the gathering of leaders of white church groups in Virginia, and representative of Virginia schools and colleges. 

Speakers presented findings of "The Negro in Richmond, Virgina" a study completed by the Negro Welfare Suvey Committee in 1929. Topics such as housing, education, community health and infant mortality were discussed. Other matters covered included the possible re-release of "Birth of a Nation" as a sound film, lynchings, and interracial cooperation. The Hon. John Pollard, Governor of the Commonwealth and Dr. Robert R. Moton , principal of Tuskegee Institute addressed "a great interracial mass meeting attended by a thousand prominent citizens in addition to members of the conference." (p. 7)

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Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

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1931 January

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Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

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Learn more: 

Drew, W. M. (2010). The last silent picture show : silent films on American screens in the 1930s. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. (See chapter 2). 

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