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Identifier

Accession 47

Inclusive Dates

1954-1973

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1.00 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

The Rock Hill Council on Human Relations was organized in 1954 by the Rock Hill City Council to further promote diversity and communication with the city’s African-American population. In 2014, the committee was merged with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee and No Room For Racism Committee to form the City of Rock Hill Community Relations Council.

Scope and Content Note

The Rock Hill Council on Human Relations Records consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, program notes, newsletters, membership lists, and other records of a body organized in 1954 by the Rock Hill City Council to further communication between the city’s African- Americans and whites. The collection includes material relating to the South Carolina Council on Human Relations with which the Rock Hill Council was affiliated, American Friends Services committee, Southern Regional Council, and a black & white 16mm film pertaining to the origin and early development of the Council. Correspondents include Alice Spearman Wright, civil rights activists and former executive secretary of the South Carolina Council on Human Relations.

Provenance

Donated to The Archives by Father David Valtierra on February 4, 1976. An addition was made by Father Eugene Patenaude on January 14, 1980.

Keywords

Civil Rights, Race Relations, Southern Regional Council, South Carolina Council on Human Relations, Alice Spearman, Rock Hill SC

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Rock Hill Council on Human Relations Records - Accession 47

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