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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 86 Issue 4, Oct 2009
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This article examines the study by economist Robinson Newcomb on African-American business enterprises in the U.S. South in the 1920s. Newcomb's study met with resistance from white academics and civic leaders. His work at the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina is also discussed.
This article examines the Blue Ridge YMCA conference center near the town of Black Mountain and its attempts to better race relations in the U.S. South. The 1906 founding of the center by Willis Duke Weatherford is also discussed, as it was one of the only social institutions in the South where racial issues were openly discussed.