Mary McLeod Bethune and the National Youth Administration: A Case Study of Power Relationships in the Black Cabinet of Franklin D. Roosevelt

  title={Mary McLeod Bethune and the National Youth Administration: A Case Study of Power Relationships in the Black Cabinet of Franklin D. Roosevelt},
  author={Bruce J. Ross},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={1 - 28}
  • B. Ross
  • Published 1 January 1975
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Negro History
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1941, Files of the Regional Directors, NYA Archives. For examples of the actual duties and activities of Regional Negro Affairs Representatives see Ralph W. Bullock to Bethune

    Report Covering First Six Months of the Work of the Office of Negro Affairs National Youth Administration

      Prayer (Executive Secretary, Asbury Park

      • N.J. Urban League) to Aubrey Williams

      Files of the Division of Negro Affairs, NYA Archives. For examples of the flow of correspondence between white officials regarding Negro affairs see Gerald Barnes to

      • 1936

      State Director

      • Alabama NYA) to Richard R. Brown

      examples of black pressure for more Negro officials on the state and local levels see Saddler to Brown

        Illinois NYA) to Richard Brown

        • Administrative, Budget, and Personnel Correspondence Files, NYA Archives. At times, national executives overruled state directors on Mrs

        Bethune's advice. See, for example, Bethune to Richard Brown

          Files of the Regional Directors, NYA Archives. For Negroes' importance to the war effort in relationship to the NYA see, for example

          • Summary of Conference on the Negro in New Jersey Defense Program

          Administrative Files; Bethune to Richard R. Brown, memo

          • Files of the Division of Negro Affairs