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Quaker BrotherhoodInterracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950$
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Allan W. Austin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037047

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037047.001.0001

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Bridging Race and Peace

Bridging Race and Peace

The AFSC in Good Times and Bad, 1927–1931

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(p.49) 2. Bridging Race and Peace
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Quaker Brotherhood
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Allan W. Austin

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037047.003.0003

This chapter examines the American Interracial Peace Committee (AIPC), a determined effort to link interracial work with the peace activism. Created in early 1927 and almost wholly subsidized by the American Friends Service Committee's (AFSC) money, personnel, and ideas, the AIPC built on the efforts of the Interracial Section in directly addressing racism through the education of individuals. Even more ambitiously, it hoped to combine race activism and peace work into a seamless effort. Run on a shoestring budget during trying financial times and constantly plagued by interpersonal strife, the short-lived AIPC carried the Service Committee's race work for four tumultuous years. Indeed, after the demise of the Interracial Section, the AIPC became the Service Committee's primary means of interracial activism.

Keywords:   American Interracial Peace Committee, AIPC, peace activism, interracial activism, Interracial Section, Great Depression, interpersonal strife

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