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Quaker Brotherhood: Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950

Allan W. Austin


This is the first extensive study of the American Friends Service Committee's interracial activism in the first half of the twentieth century, filling a major gap in scholarship on the Quakers' race relations work from the AFSC's founding in 1917 to the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the early 1950s. The book tracks the evolution of key AFSC projects, such as the Interracial Section and the American Interracial Peace Committee, that demonstrate the tentativeness of the Friends' activism in the 1920s, as well as efforts in the 1930s to make scholarly ideas and activist work more the ... More

Keywords: American Friends Service Committee, interracial activism, Quakers, civil rights movement, Interracial Section, American Interracial Peace Committee, refugees, World War II, pacifism, multiculturalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037047
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037047.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allan W. Austin, author
College Misericordia