Jesse Lee Albritton Papers

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Date: 1938-1965
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Biographical/Historical Note:
Jesse Albritton was a Chicago based labor organizer and author of the "Color in the News" column, which ran throughout the 1940s in Federation News, a publication of the Chicago Federation of Labor. He offered news commentary for the CFL's radio station, WCFL, and early commercial television station WBKB. He was WWII army veteran, and a member of the Elks, Shriners, and the Prince Hall Eureka Lodge.

Scope and Content Note:
The Jesse Lee Albritton Papers consist of a scrapbook containing newsclippings of Albritton's "Color in the News" column from Federation News, photographs of Albritton and various Chicago politicans and other celebrities, and memorabilia.

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