Typed list of members on the Virginia Commission on interracial Cooperation on official letterhead
Original Author: Virginia Commission on Interracial Cooperation
Created: ca.1930-1932
Medium: Typewritten page with official letterhead

Virginia Commission on Interracial Cooperation

This is the first of a two-page list of officers and executive committee members of the Virginia Commission on Interracial Cooperation. The parent organization, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, was founded in 1919 and based in Atlanta, Georgia. The organization aimed to improve racial relations by launching an anti-lynching campaign and disseminating information about the disparities between the races that existed in terms of policing, education, and health services.

The members listed here—both Black and white—include a number of educators, ministers, doctors, attorneys, court officials, and other professionals. Among them are Janie Porter Barrett, superintendent of the Virginia Industrial Home for Colored Girls; Jackson Davis, a prominent educator who took some 6,000 photographs to document the conditions of rural schools and the industrial education of African Americans; Mary-Cooke Branch Munford, a social activist from Richmond; and James H. Dillard, a reformer who worked to improve educational opportunities for Black students.

Citation: M 9 Box 81, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries