The Montgomery Conference [caption title]. Under the auspices of the Southern Society for the Promotion of the Study of Race Conditions and Problems in the South. Montgomery, Ala., May 8, 9, 10, A.D., 1900.

Montgomery, AL: The society, 1900. Program for the conference. 8vo. 4 pp. Presents a schedule of speakers with their topics, rules for the guidance of the conference, conference committee members, etc.; topics for the sessions included "The Franchise in the South," "Popular Education in the South," "The Negro in Relation to Religion," "The Negro and the Social Order," and "Lynching as a Penalty." Speakers included Alfred M. Waddell, Mayor of Wilmington, N.C., John Temple Graves, Hollis B. Frissell, Principal of Hampton Institute, J.L.M. Curry, and D. Clay Lilly, Secretary of the Southern Presbyterian Board of Negro Evangelization, among others. Accompanied by a form letter to members of the Armstrong Society (later the Urban League), stamp-signed by Edgar G. Murphy, organizer and executive secretary of the society, emphasizing the conference's focus as a sounding board for ideas, not an ideological direction. A 240-page report, printing the various addresses, was published and is fairly common; this program and accompanying form letter are apparently unrecorded on OCLC. Very good. Self-wrappers (somewhat soiled). (8655). Item #61599

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