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The American Jewish Committee - Atlanta Chapter, was organized on January 11, 1944. The Atlanta Chapter, and many of its members, played a role in the issues concerning not only Jews, but all citizens of Georgia as well. Charter member Armand May was a member of the Southern Electoral Reform League which worked to repeal the Georgia Poll Tax in 1945. Donald Oberdorfer served as chairman of the Exectutive Committee of the National Council, Joint Defense Appeal, the fundraising arm of the AJC and Anti-Defamation League (ADL) prior to 1962 when they began independent campaigns. Throughout its history the American Jewish Committee has worked diligently to combat antisemitism, discrimination, and to futher Jewish identity along with integration into American life. The collection consists of a 50th anniversary booklet and pamphlets from the Atlanta Black/Jewish Coalition. Arranged in chronological order.

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American Jewish Committee Records - Atlanta Chapter

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Atlanta Black/Jewish Coalition (Atlanta, Ga.)

American Jewish Committee (Atlanta, Ga. chapter)

Blacks--Relations with Jews
Jews - Relations with Blacks


Race Relations


Jews--Relations with Blacks
Blacks - Relations with Jews

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