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North Carolina Panel of American Women Records


The Panel of American Women began in 1956 as a group of four women from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in Kansas City, Missouri. The Panel used the format of presentation and discussion to increase awareness of prejudice, discrimination, and racism. An overriding purpose of the group was to foster better race relations after the initial moves in the 1950s toward integration. A North Carolina Panel was established in Raleigh by 1968.The records of the North Carolina Panel of American Women consist largely of written questions from audience members to the panel, audience evaluations of and comments on panel presentations, and thank you letters and other correspondence concerning ap ... (more below)

Title

North Carolina Panel of American Women Records

Collection Number

Org.136

Date(s)

1967 - 1974

Language

English

Physical Description
2
Abstract

The Panel of American Women began in 1956 as a group of four women from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in Kansas City, Missouri. The Panel used the format of presentation and discussion to increase awareness of prejudice, discrimination, and racism. An overriding purpose of the group was to foster better race relations after the initial moves in the 1950s toward integration. A North Carolina Panel was established in Raleigh by 1968.

The records of the North Carolina Panel of American Women consist largely of written questions from audience members to the panel, audience evaluations of and comments on panel presentations, and thank you letters and other correspondence concerning appearances before local groups.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

North Carolina Panel of American Women.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


This collection is organized into 3 series: Correspondence, Organizational, and General Records; Photographs, Clippings, and Scrapbook Materials; and Panel Presentation Materials.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by James O. Sorrell, December, 1994

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, October, 2002


The Panel of American Women began in 1956 as a group of four women from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in Kansas City, Missouri. The Panel used the format of presentation and discussion to increase awareness of prejudice, discrimination, and racism. An overriding purpose of the group was to foster better race relations after the initial moves in the 1950s toward integration. From a small group in Kansas City, the Panel of American Women grew into a national movement with chapters in various states.

A North Carolina Panel was established in Raleigh by 1968. The premise of the Panel was that prejudice and intolerance toward minority groups are primarily the result of misunderstanding and lack of exposure. The Panel hoped to help overcome this by having each woman on the panel discuss in its presentations to civic, school, religious, and other groups how racial or religious prejudice had affected her life and how she had reacted to it.


The Panel of American Women began in 1956 as a group of four women from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in Kansas City, Missouri. The Panel used the format of presentation and discussion to increase awareness of prejudice, discrimination, and racism. An overriding purpose of the group was to foster better race relations after the initial moves in the 1950s toward integration. From a small group in Kansas City, the Panel of American Women grew into a national movement with chapters in various states.

A North Carolina Panel was established in Raleigh by 1968. The premise of the Panel was that prejudice and intolerance toward minority groups are primarily the result of misunderstanding and lack of exposure. The Panel hoped to help overcome this by having each woman on the panel discuss in its presentations to civic, school, religious, and other groups how racial or religious prejudice had affected her life and how she had reacted to it.


[Identification of item], Org.136, North Carolina Panel of American Women Records, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Received as a gift from Bettye Martin, Sanford, N.C., on November 3, 1994; accessioned on November 17, 1994.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.

  1. A description of the records of the National Panel of American Women can be found at  http://www.umkc.edu/whmckc/Collections/I0834KC.htm. This collection is housed at the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City, Missouri.

The records of the North Carolina Panel of American Women consist largely of written questions from audience members to the panel, audience evaluations of and comments on panel presentations, and thank you letters and other correspondence concerning appearances before local groups. They date from 1967 to 1974.

This collection is organized into 3 series: Correspondence, Organizational, and General Records; Photographs, Clippings, and Scrapbook Materials; and Panel Presentation Materials.


The records of the North Carolina Panel of American Women consist largely of written questions from audience members to the panel, audience evaluations of and comments on panel presentations, and thank you letters and other correspondence concerning appearances before local groups. They date from 1967 to 1974.


  • North Carolina Panel of American Women.
  • Panel of American Women.
  • Civil rights--United States.
  • Civil rights workers
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Handbook and General Information

29729
Correspondence: National and Regional Coordinator
1968-1973

29731
Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, , n.d.
1967-1973

29732
Scrapbook Materials

29734
Correspondence
1967-1974

29735
Questions to the Panel

, n.d.
1967-1970
1974
1974
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n.d.

29739
Panel Evaluations and Comments, Shaw University
1970

29740
Panel Evaluations and Comments, Sanderson High School
1971

29741
Panel Evaluations and Comments, n.d.