Miller, Kelly. The Negro Sanhedrin - A Call to Conference.

AUCTION 55 | Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Miller, Kelly. The Negro Sanhedrin - A Call to Conference.

* WITH: Kelly Miller, Typed Letter Signed, on letterhead of Howard University, written to the editor of the Jewish Morning Journal, New York, enclosing a copy of this pamphlet that is “based upon the Sanhedrin idea…thinking that you would be intersted in perusing and perhaps noting it in your publication.” December 28th, 1923. pp. 23. Original printed wrappers, central fold, small stain on upper corner of front cover. 8vo.

(Washington D. C.): 1923

Est: $600 - $900
The Negro Sanhedrin was a short-lived organization established in 1923 with the purpose of fostering co-operation and co-ordination between black organizations in order to form one unified voice for black America. This rare pamphlet (OCLC locates no copies) is a call for a a national anti-racism conference. The organizer, Kelly Miller (1863-1939), was an African-American academic, public activist, journalist and an important figure in the intellectual life of black America. See C. Alvin Hughes, The Negro Sanhedrin Movement in: The Journal of Negro History Vol. 69, No. 1 (Winter, 1984), pp. 1-13. African-Americans and American Jews have interacted throughout much of the history of the United States. This relationship has included both conflict as well as widely publicized cooperation, as signified by the present publication and accompanying letter. , 250, 22, [ii]. Trace foxed, slight loss in corner of last page, not affecting text. Modern full calf, gilt extra. 8vo.