Members of the Worthington Human Relations Council


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Members of the Worthington Human Relations Council is a picture, with genre advertisement and photograph.

It was created in 1969.

Worthington Libraries and St. John African Methodist Episcopal (A. M. E.) Church are the Contributors. Worthington Human Relations Council is the Creator.

Shown here are members of the Worthington Human Relations Council (WHRC) in 1969. They are identified as (seated) Juanita Jones, treasurer; (standing, left to right), Harold B. Jones, co-founder; Dr. David Blythe, chairman; and Dr. Charles W. Smith, president.

The WHRC was founded in 1963 in response to racial discrimination in housing, schooling and employment in Worthington. The group assisted Black homebuyers in finding homes in Worthington neighborhoods and were successful in removing the third-party clause from housing contracts—meaning home sellers wouldn’t need the approval of the buyer from their neighbors. The group was also instrumental in increasing the hiring of Black teachers in Worthington Schools, as well as having Black Studies added to the curriculum in 1970. And fighting discrimination in hiring of Black workers by Worthington businesses was a major effort of the group.

The photograph was taken from an advertisement for the WHRC that was included in the 1969 booklet "Forward with Brotherhood," published by the St. John African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church.

You can find the original at Worthington Libraries.

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