Washington DC: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1974. A Report of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights prepared for the information and consideration of the Commission. Side stapled yellow paper wrappers with black title to front panel. Light soiling / browning to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. A study of discrimination based on race within various trades such as electrician, carpenter, roofer, painter, plumber, welder. Numbers of union and non-union workers in these (and additional) trades are listed including minority and non-minority workers. Quotes from multiple minority workers about their personal experiences with inequality in hiring / training / jobs are included. An interesting study made during an important time of Civil Rights in our country. It seems that despite federal laws, there was still a large disadvantage for minorities seeking employment in construction trades in Baltimore. At the end of the end of the study data, there is a chapter on "recommendations" and several appendices including follow-up letters from attorneys representing african americans, letters from government officials, updates on following up with individual construction agencies, etc. 59 pages. BALT/011420.
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Arkansas State Advisory Committee, 1974. Paperback. Scarce. Thin quarto. This report is based on a two day open meeting in Arkansas with nearly 40 invited participants discussing issues of race. Quotes from participants are included. It addresses issues of black voter suppression, police violence towards African Americans, unequal prison sentences / punishments, harrassment of African Americans by the police, social welfare issues, unemployment of African Americans, etc. Includes case study, a section of findings / recommendations, and appendices with letters/ responses from police chiefs, etc. Green side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Pen markings to first page and to front cover, else clean overall. 50 pages. Unfortunately, many of these issues that were documented in the 70s are STILL problems! AFAMER/071620. Very Good.
Pantheon Books, 1990. Hardcover. First Edition. In this book "America's leading scholars and activists from the civil rights years speak on a fascinating range of experiences surrounding King and his era, from his early personal religious conversion to his impact on the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa; from his place in history of the African-American church to the rise in Third World liberation struggles" (jacket). Blue cloth spine over white speckled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. In off-white jacket with light blue spine panel titled in dark blue and red. Minor chipping and wear to edges of jacket and hinges. Clean interior. 294 pages. AFAMER/031721. Fine / Fine.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1966. Softcover. The sixth printing issued in 1969 of this "important and overdue contribution to the understanding of American race relations" (foreword). Most of the works included in the bibliography concentrate on works appearing between 1954 with the Supreme Court's decision that school segregation was unconstitutional, and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Some older sources are included if they appeared useful. The bibliography is arranged by background, social institutions, health, literature, intergroup relations, rural and urban problems, education, civil rights and many more. With an index of authors. Softcover with cream paper covers with titling in black. Small stain to top edge of pages and slight signs of handling but in very good condition. 190 pages. BOB/111320. Very Good.
Saint Louis, MO: Saint Louis University, 1977. Paperback. "This is the first scientific study of foundations of faith in a significant segment of the Saint Louis Archdiocese. It will, the researchers hope, give direction to future efforts in strengthening black Catholics in their faith, in pointing out ways to improve interracial relations among Catholics, and indicating methods for reaching other Blacks. It will offer guidelines for the archdiocese in future planning and it will suggest methods for fostering interracial Catholic communication, presently almost non-existant on a social level" (introduction). Includes numerous interviews with African American Catholics living in Saint Louis. Thin octavo. Bound in dark pink paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Rubbing to covers. Previous ownership marking in red pen to title page, else clean interior. 140 pages. REL/070820. Very Good.
Urbana and London: University of Illinois Press, 1966. Hardcover. First Edition. "The author traces the development of the Chicago Urban League through various socio-economic upheavals of this century and describes its services to the Negro community strongly affected by these events. He also examines the social work methods of the League, its sources of financhial support over the years, ...." (jacket flap). Green cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright. In olive green dust jacket with white title to spine panel. Jacket is price-clipped. It is in a removeable mylar cover. Very light wear to edges of jacket. 286 pages. AFAMER/031121. Fine / Near Fine.