Commoner Party of the United States letter

Commoner Party of the United States letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Commoner Party of the United States letter
Dates: 1945
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1690 to MS 1701)
Coll. Number: ms1695(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

In January 1944 at Conyers, twenty-four miles east of Atlanta, Charles H. Emmons incorporated the Commoner Party around repeal of the Fifteenth Amendment and denial of all suffrage and citizenship rights to African Americans and Jews. Two years later, new Commoner Party chairman James Shipp moved the group to Atlanta and renamed it the American Gentile Army. The Columbians Inc. : a chapter of racial hatred from the post-World War II South, Journal of Southern History, November 2003.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a letter dated Conyers, Georgia, 31 March 1945 gives some insight into the philosophy of the Commoner Party of the United States.

Index Terms

Commoner Party of the United States of America. -- History--Sources
Hate groups--Georgia--Conyers--History--Sources.
Hate groups--United States--History--Sources.
White supremacy movements--Georgia--Conyers--History--Sources.
White supremacy movements--United States--History--Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Commoner Party of the United States letter. MS 1695. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1945