In the letter Hill, director of the League's Department of Industrial Relations, encourages Governor Miller to give African Americans employment opportunities in the public works projects that will be funded through recent federal legislation: "It...
The ASCU was established by the Communist Party in 1931, and most of its members were African Americans. The letters are from L. N. Duncan, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, and Bradford Knapp, president of Auburn University....
In the first letter, written May 13, 1932, Sterne suggests that "there is no form of relief through public works so quick or that will mean so large a percentage of disbursements for labor as road building." He has noticed that pending legislation...
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