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Clarence Bacote papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS935

Scope and Content

The Clarence Bacote papers include correspondence, news clippings, and research papers, but are primarily composed of publications. The papers focus on the activities of African Americans in the south. As an African American history professor at a southern black university, Dr. Bacote's papers reflect his ongoing mission to gain a stronger understanding of the political and social evolution of blacks in the south. This mission included the study of those blacks who had previously achieved a high status in the south, including Henry O. Flipper, James T. Rapier, and Horace Ward. Bacote sought out contemporary published examples of current schools of thought. Older published articles on segregation and black history are not found here. Also of note is his penchant to concentrate on mainstream media, local newspapers, and magazines, for a contemporary view of race relations. Dr. Bacote was also interested in assisting students in achieving high goals by providing them with information on scholastic fellowships and grants. Along these lines, he kept abreast of new research by subscribing to brochures for scholastic publications. Finally, Dr. Bacote kept a small amount of personal correspondence.

Dates

  • 1936-1980, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Dr. Clarence Bacote, historian and political scientist, was a professor and chair of the history department at Atlanta University. He was active in Atlanta black politics during the 1940s and led the All-Citizens Registration Committee of 1946. He also served as vice chairman of the Fulton County Democratic Party, Executive Committee of the Fulton County Citizens Democratic Club, and Georgia Democratic Executive Committee. He has been referred to as the scholarly catalyst for open political participation and suffrage in the New South. He focused on African Americans and the Civil Rights movement. He also studied the relations of other minority groups in the southeast, as well as the relationship between the people of the southeastern United States and Japan.

Extent

1 linear ft. (2 document cases; 1 half document case)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013.
Title
Clarence Bacote papers
Author
Josh Hogan
Date
April 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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