Adam Matthew has just released a new—and very timely—online collection, Race Relations in America, culled from the extensive work of the Race Relations Department at Fisk University (Nashville), an influential think tank and center of scholarly investigation and public conversation on civil rights in the 20th century. Presenting speeches, reports, surveys and analyses, the resource sheds light on the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, discrimination and racial theory in America between 1943-1970.
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More information on the resource from the Adam Matthew’s press release:
“This is a rare opportunity to track the fight for racial justice in the modern era,” commented John Giggie, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, and Director of the Summersell Center for the Study of the South. “There are few collections that can rival it for tracking the evolution of civil rights thought and effort over time.”
Researchers will be able to study different responses to the challenges of prejudice and racial tensions and listen to hours of transcribed audio recordings from eminent sociologists, anthropologists and civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr., who said, “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 to develop methods for educating communities and preventing conflict, the work of the Department, now housed at the Amistad Research Center, played a key role in documenting civil rights issues during three pivotal decades.