The Southern Conference for Human Welfare and the Decade of Hope, 1938-1948
Trinh, Huy Q. “The Southern Conference for Human Welfare and the Decade of Hope, 1938-1948”, Boston College, 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/697.
Before the Civil Rights Movement began in the mid-1950s, an early movement led by white southern liberals fought for social and economic equality between the races. These men and women defied the stereotypes of bigoted white southerners and gradualist appeasers and challenged the norms and social customs of their region. Unfortunately, their legacy and accomplishments have largely been overshadowed by dramatic events of 1950s and 1960s. This thesis seeks to reexamine their work in view of their courage and unwavering determination to bring justice and equality to the South.