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.
Are Low Cost Housing Projects Reaching the Negro?
Speech given at the Urban League Conference on housing segregation.
Black Studies Movement: A Plea for Perspective
Arguments about Black Studies as a "fashionable movement" and the origins of the Black Studies movement.
Civil rights in New Jersey
A resume of New Jersey Civil Rights Progress.
Economic Justice in a Democracy
Speech given at the National Y.M.C.A. Convention at Wilberforce University on economic justice.
Human Relations in Employment Practices
Speech given at the Conference on Civil Rights/ United Steelworkers Committee on Civil Rights at the University of Indiana.
People Power- For Cooperation or Disruption Essex County PTA
A speech to parents and teachers about the importance of education and the education system's role in the fight for Black Power.
Public Schools Speech
Outline of a speech on African-Americans in public schools.
Speech for Carlin Dinner
A speech given at a dinner to honor Mayor Lee P. Carlin about the progress that still needed to be made for African-Americans.
Teachers Union of New York City
Speech against fear, prejudice and miseducation of children.
Techniques for Achieving Interracial Cooperation
Speech presented at the Massachusetts Conference of Social Work about the race problem in America.
Techniques for Achieving Interracial Cooperation
Information booklet on achieving interracial cooperation.