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W.C. Informer Number 2

Date: circa March 1946

Author: Woman's College Chapter of the Committee for North Carolina

Biographical/Historical abstract: The Woman's College Chapter of the Committee for North Carolina was an affiliate of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare and published a newsletter, W.C. Informer, in 1946.

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The second issue of W.C. Informer primarily discusses economic and political trends in in North Carolina, including voter registration and participation. Statistics are presented on poverty, living conditions (lack of running water, infant mortality, lack of doctors), and education. Also mentioned is the low proportion of eligible voters (40% as opposed to 76% outside the South). The newsletter states that the Committee for North Carolina works for fair employment practices, extension of Social Security, wider education and higher standards, equal suffrage rights for all citizens, a statewide health program, higher minimum wages, better living standards, and government aid to agriculture. It also announces the first meeting of the committee, to be held the following Tuesday.

W.C. Informer was a publication of the Woman's College Chapter of the Committee for North Carolina, an affiliate of the Southern Conference on Human Welfare (SCHW) located at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. SCHW was at the forefront of early civil rights and social justice issues.

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Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: University Archives Subject Files

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.58.1354

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