Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Discipline

Arts and Science


As stated in the Foreword, this treatise is an attempt to ascertain and evaluate facts about the Negro Chamber of Commerce of Dallas, Texas. The need for such a study has come out of the alleged importance of the Dallas Negro. Chamber of Commerce Itself. This organization has interwoven itself socially, politically, and economically into the lives of more than 40,000 Negroes in Dallas. In addition, the Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce has also become a model for the organization of similar units in other cities. Thus, the author deems it necessary to find out for Dallas and Texas citizens the structure, function, accomplishments, and influences of this organization. A study of the Negro Chamber of Commerce of Dallas from either a political, social, or economic viewpoint would overlap. This treatise is an attempt to explore and emphasize the economic accomplishments of the Chamber. The reader must bear this in mind throughout the study. However much of the activities of the Chamber involve these three fields, the author has attempted to describe and interpret the money-making and money-spending activities of the Dallas Negro Chamber. The study also gives an analysis of the needs of Negroes in Dallas and attempts to discover and describe some of the influences of the Chamber in Dallas and throughout the State. In a way, it shows the reaction of the white man as a result of organized Negro participation in civic, commercial and industrial development of his Negro community.

Committee Chair/Advisor

S.E. Warren

Committee Member

F.A. Jackson

Committee Member

F.A. Jackson

Committee Member

A.W. Brashear


Prairie View State Normal And Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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