Chicago Conference on Religion and Race Records

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1963-1983
Extent: 27 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
The Chicago Conference on Religion and Race was formed immediately following the National Conference on Race and Religion in January 1963. The National Conference was the first of its kind, and attracted over 700 clergy members who represented over 60 denominations from across the country. Upon the close of the conference, the executive subcommittee of the host committee formed the leadership of the Chicago organization, continuing to represent a diverse faith base including Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish clergy and bringing the energy and initiatives of the conference into Chicago's social services community.

Scope and Content Note:
Correspondence, minutes, memos, financial records, press releases, and other administrative files of the Chicago Conference on Religion and Race, which was founded after the January 1963 Chicago meeting of the National Conference on Religion and Race to facilitate inter-group cooperation without establishing a separate agency. Includes materials on the Tri-Faith Employment Project, a training and referral effort operated by the CCRR in conjunction with other private and public employment bodies.

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