The Negro and National Defense. Address by Dr. Robert C. Weaver to the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Inc., October 4, 1940

Atlanta, Georgia: Campaign on Interracial Cooperation, Inc., 1940.

Price: $1,750.00

Softcover. First edition. One quarto sheet folded to make four pages. Ex-library with tiny date stamp and perforated stamp on cover, modest creasing, a bit of erasure on the cover, tiny tear at the spine, just about very good. An important document by an African-American economist discussing efforts to end racial discrimination in the defense industry leading up to America's entry into World War II. Robert C. Weaver worked in the Roosevelt administration from 1933 to 1944 on issues of racial discrimination. In June 1940, President Roosevelt formed the National Defense Advisory Commission and Weaver served as a special administrative assistant on race relations in the labor division. He would later serve in the Kennedy Administration and become the first African-American appointed to a Presidential Cabinet post when he was appointed secretary of Housing and Urban Development by Lyndon B. Johnson. *OCLC* locates one copy of this first edition at the Library of Congress (which may possess a second copy, as listed in a collection), and seven copies of a 1941 second edition.

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Item #525969 The Negro and National Defense. Address by Dr. Robert C. Weaver to the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Inc., October 4, 1940. Dr. Robert C. WEAVER.