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NEW YORK, N.Y. —It required just one month and six days to get an honorable discharge from the Civilian Conservation Corps and his last month's pay for Eddie Simons, Harlem youth, after the N.A.A.C.P. took up his case. The story is an interesting one, illustrating as it does some of the difficulties confronting young Negroes in the forestry service officered largely by white Southerners, as well as the Willingness of the administration to do justice when pressed for action.  >>more...>>

Title:     CCC Youth Refuses To Fan Flies Off Officer; Is Fired
Date:     January, 13 1934

Type:     Editorial

Listed Under:
African Americans
Civilian Conservation Corps

Notes:     Norfolk Journal and Guide, 13 January 1934: 7.

For more documents, photographs and information on this subject, see the New Deal Network feature African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps.