7 pages. The Ingram Family case is explained as a travesty of justice by Terrell, a famous NAACP spokesperson in a speech addressing the U.N.. The black Ingram family, mother and two sons, were convicted on murder charges in Georgia in 1948. Terrell is explicit about Jim Crow and lynching elsewhere, and also states that "... the status of the Colored people in the National Capitol is no better than that of the colored people in Georgia or Missisippi." (p. 3). Terrell is Chariman of the National Committee to Free the Ingram Family which is supported by the IWO which also worked with the Civl Rights Congress (CRC) and others to raise support for the Ingram case, a cause celebre in its day in regard to Southern juries, Jim Crow, violence, [perhaps] attempted rape, and sharecropping.
The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order was the largest ‘national’ section of the International Workers Order (IWO) which focused on cultural awareness and celebration, mutual support especially in health insurance coverage, and anti-fascist activities. The IWO also gave particular emphasis to supporting the rights and interests of African Americans. Documents include language and representations which comprise the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that Cornell University or its staff endorse or approve of negative representations or stereotypes presented.
International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
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