Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation Papers, 1951-1964 | Special Collections and University Archives
Human Relations Council (Norfolk, Va.)
Mason, Vivian Carter
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Race relations--History--20th century
School integration--Massive resistance movement
School integration--Virginia--Norfolk--History--20th century
Virginia--Politics and Goverment--1865-1950
Virginia--Politics and government--1951-
Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation (Norfolk, Va.)
The Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation (WCIC) was an organization of white and black women devoted to fostering racial harmony. The papers, dated 1951 to 1964, include the organization's constitution, minutes of meetings, correspondence, speeches, annual reports, member lists, booklets, pamphlets, programs, invitations, newspaper clippings and published articles. Of interest is a transcribed panel report titled, "How Norfolk Opened Her Schools," dated February 2, 1959 and Susan Slaughter's personal account of the "First Fifteen Years of WCIC." In addition, there is material relating to the inception and early history of the Human Relations Council, which superseded the WCIC.
Portions of the Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation Papers have been digitized and are available in the School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginiacollection of the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.