National Baptist Convention Inc.

Extended Session of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., Memphis, TN (December 7, 1938)

    Whereas: The National Baptist Convention, Incorporated, holding an extended session in the in the city of Memphis, and believing in the Fatherhood of God, and the brotherhood of man, being informed thru the public press, of the cruel and inhuman treatment of the Jewish people by Germany and other European nations; and

    Whereas: the Christian world, apparently stands aghast at the awful plight of the Jews as if something new and unheard of was taking place in the treatment of a weak and defenseless people, and

    Whereas: We believe there is a sure remedy for these tragic ills in human society, and that remedy is the Christian religion if believed in and practiced by those who profess the same, therefore, be it

    Resolved, that we extend our deepest and most sincere sympathy to the Jewish people in their unfortunate plight, recognizing as we do, the great contribution made by the Jews to our civilization, thru business, education, literature, science, philanthropy and religion;

    Resolved, further, that we hereby express our earnest hope and desire that race hatred and oppression of minority groups the world over will soon banish from the earth and that good will and human brotherhood may prevail everywhere.

Respectfully submitted,
T. O. Fuller


     1st. Dr. M. A. Talley offered the following: That we request Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, to use the influence of his office to enforce this appeal.
    2nd. An amendment by the Reverend Roland Smith that a copy also be sent to the President of the United States.



Minutes of the 1938 Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Extended Session, “Resolution,” pp. 311-312.

National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., Woman’s Auxiliary Meeting, Chicago, IL (September 12, 1943)

“Negro Women in the War and Post War World” 

That Negro women look with horror upon the cruelties and barbarities imposed up subjugated peoples now dominated by the war lords of Germany and Japan, and extend to the suffering peoples heartfelt sympathy, including especially the 5,000,000 Jewish people of Europe; that the women of this Convention express the hope that at the earliest possible time the authorities of the United States and of the United Nations will give haven and succor to these people.

That this Convention urge upon all of the people of the United States, India, China, Russia and all of the United Nations while fighting valiantly to establish a just peace, practice among themselves the Christian concept of the brotherhood of man and the Fatherhood of God, that they pray for the return of men to the ways of progress and peace.


Minutes of the 1943 Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Woman’s Auxiliary Annual Meeting, Resolutions, “Negro Women in the War and Post War World,” pp. 326-327.