|Title:||Commoner Party of the United States letter|
|Quantity:||0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1690 to MS 1701)|
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.
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.
Commoner Party of the United States letter. MS 1695. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.