Minutes of the Plenary Session of the General Executive Board
- Title (English):
- Minutes of the Plenary Session of the General Executive Board
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Black Jewish Relations
Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
- Pevzner, Sam (Sam Pevsner)
- International Workers Order
- New York, New York, United States
- ID Number:
- File Name:
- Address (creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Work Type:
- racial discrimination
political ideologies and attitudes
resolutions (administrative records)
- African Americans- Civil Rights
IWO JPFO Organizational History
IWO JPFO- Reports, Meetings, and Conferences, Finances
Culture Front- Music
Black Jewish Relations
Nazism and Fascism
Communist Party, USA
- 5 pages. Minutes of the plenary session of the General Executive Board for the dates February 22 to February 24, 1941. Two guests introduced: Paul Robeson and Earl Robinson with Robeson receving a standing ovation. Denounces Supreme Courts' dismissal of the appeals of William Weiner and Earl Browder and passes a resolution attributing it to forces of militarism, and Weiner's and Browder's commitment to "combat facism and war." Reverend B.W. Harris of Norfolk, VA addressed the Board, and discussion followed on focussing on "Negro problems" with resolutions proposed by Louise Thompson passed. Draft resolution on "Work Among the National Groups" is passed with significant amendments. Member Attendees: "Bedacht, Benjamin, Derevnuk, Feher, Greene, Haracz, Middleton, Nikolauk, Pevzner, Riback, Rymer, Saltzman, Sandler, Schiffel, Shipka, Vail, Vocila, Vrabel, Vukcevich, Brodsky, Colon, Dicker, Eiseman, Jankovic, Kelner, Landy, Laws, Menscher, Peterson, Pilutik, Salerno, Steinberg, Tkach, Wojkowska, Gardner, Gordon, Kent, Krchmarek, Levin, Lawry, Thompson, Trauber, Schiffer, Melus, Heilman."
- Reflects general anti-World War II platform prior to Operation Barbarossa.
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.
- Cite As:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
- Archival Collection:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
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