Harold A. Lett Papers

About this Collection

This collection consists of selected items from the Harold Lett Collection. Harold Lett worked for the New Jersey Urban League from 1934-1945. At the Urban League Lett worked on housing issues and race relations. He also worked on educational issues for example he made a speech on "Public Schools and Negro". Read more about the Urban League in the Essex County Urban League Collection.

"Let's Organize an Interracial Committee"
Speech about going past American racial problems and creating interracial opportunities.
A Better Way
Description of the Black Power Conference and a proposed format for the July 20-23 event.
A Christian Citizen Speaks his own Conviction
A speech about the race problem in America.
A Look at Others: Minority Groups and Police- Community Relations
Speech given at the Police and Community Relations Institute.
Application for Levittown
An application of an African-American who was rejected from purchasing a home in Levittown, New Jersey.
Approach to Our Housing Problems
Letter from Harold Lett about education on problems of housing.
Approximate Number of Negro Teachers Employed in New Jersey as of April 1952
County statistics of African-American teachers employed in New Jersey.
Are Low Cost Housing Projects Reaching the Negro?
Speech given at the Urban League Conference on housing segregation.
Black Power: A State of Principles
A statement of principles of Black Power and a call for participation.
Black Power: Key to National Fulfillment
A paper about black and white race relations and black identity.
Black Studies Movement: A Plea for Perspective
Arguments about Black Studies as a "fashionable movement" and the origins of the Black Studies movement.
Candidates for Levittown
A list of African-American prospects to live in Levittown.
Case Chronology
A summary of the Levittown complaint process.
Changes in Racial Policies in New Jersey's 549 School Districts
Statistics showing the racial changes in Newark population, school enrollment, students and teachers.
Cities in Crisis: Police and Community Relations
Speech about the police and community relations at the Tampa Police Institute
Civil rights in New Jersey
A resume of New Jersey Civil Rights Progress.
Comments and Recommendations
Comments and recommendations on a Committee Report.
Conversation about African-Americans in Levittown
Handwritten notes of a conversation on opinions of African-Americans moving into Levittown.