Florence Kelley and the Quest for Negro Equality

  title={Florence Kelley and the Quest for Negro Equality},
  author={Louis L. Athey},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={249 - 261}
  • Louis L. Athey
  • Published 1 October 1971
  • History
  • The Journal of Negro History
In his eulogy to Florence Kelley, W. E. B. DuBois proclaimed that "save for Jane Addams, there is not another social worker in the United States who has had either her insight or her daring, so far as the American Negro is concerned."l Yet the historical literature on this famous woman reformer contains almost nothing about her activities in behalf of equality for all Americans regardless of race. Her biographers refer to her becoming a founding member of the National Association for the… 
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Kelley's efforts on behalf of this act, see the Special Correspondence File, NAACP Papers; correspondence in Series I, Box 40, National League of Women Voters Papers; and Box 52, N.C.L. Papers. 23
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