The “Durham Manifesto” turns 68

Southern Conference on Race Relations Statement of Purpose

The Southern Conference on Race Relations may be all but forgotten today. But one of its leaders considered the Durham meeting on a par with the gatherings of Boston patriots some 200 years before. This Month in History recalls the Oct. 20, 1942 event and the “Durham Manifesto” that it produced.

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  1. To Whom It May Concern:

    We would like to request to use the image of the title page: “Southern Conference on Race Relations” in our upcoming online exhibit- “A Change Is Gonna Come, Civil Rights, 1830-1980.”

    Of course, we would credit your website: North Carolina Miscellany: Exploring History, Literature, and Culture of the Tar Heel State and/or any other suggested credits.

    We’ll look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you.


    Earl L. Ijames, Curator
    North Carolina Museum of History
    5 East Edenton Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1011

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