Committee to Combat Racial Injustice Records, 1957-1965

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Title: Committee to Combat Racial Injustice Records
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1965

  • Committee to Combat Racial Injustice
Call Number: Mss 51; Micro 824

Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Committee to Combat Racial Injustice, a group formed in 1958 to defend two young North Carolina black boys who were jailed for having kissed a white girl. The files of CCRI secretary George L. Weissman and chairman Robert Franklin Williams include general and fund-raising correspondence, financial records, microfilmed clippings, press releases, a few legal documents, and subject files. Prominent correspondents include Carl and Anne Braden, Roy Wilkins, C. Wright Mills, E. D. Nixon, and Alexander Meiklejohn. The subject files include material on other cases handled by CCRI before its dissolution in 1960; especially noteworthy are the files on its cooperation with the Committee to Aid the Monroe Defendants in the defense of Mae Mallory and other civil rights workers.

Language: English

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