NYPL's Public Domain Archive. Not developed or endorsed by NYPL. Part of the World's largest public domain source PICRYL.com.

Race relations is a sociological concept that emerged in Chicago in connection with the work of sociologist Robert E. Park and the Chicago race riot of 1919. Race relations designates a paradigm or field in sociology and a legal concept in the United Kingdom. As a sociological field, race relations attempts to explain how racial groups relate to each other, and in particular to give an explanation of violence connected to race.

The paradigm of race relations was critiqued by its own practitioners for its failure to predict the anti-racist struggles of the 1960s. The paradigm has also been criticized as overlooking the power differential between races, implying that the source of violence is disharmony rather than racist power structures. The term "race relations" has been called a euphemism for white supremacy or racism.

In spite of the controversial or discredited status of the race relations paradigm, the term is sometimes used in a generic way to designate matters related to race. Opinion polls, such as Gallup polls, use the term "race relations" to group together various responses connected to race. University sociology courses are often named "Race and Ethnic Relations."

Race relations Media

11,466 media by topicpage 1 of 115
Pas-kaarte van de Zuyd-west-kust van Africa, van Cabo Negro tot beoosten Cabo de Bona Esperanca.
A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]
Narrative of William W. Brown: an American slave
Skedaddle: the celebrated walk round sung & danced by the Christy Minstrels
Negro Town in the Interior, african travels
Nat Turner's insurrection
The Negro in the American rebellion [microform] his heroism and his fidelity.
Portrait of three Chinese students at Howard University: Leon Assing, Fong Affoo, and Choy Awah
The confession, trial and execution of Nat Turner : the Negro insurrectionist; also, a list of persons murdered in the insurrection in Southampton County, Virginia, August 21st and 22nd, 1831, with introductory remarks
The first colored Baptist church in North America: constituted at Savannah, Georgia, January 20, A.D. 1788 : with biographical sketches of the pastors
History of the First African Baptist Church : from its organization, January 20th, 1788, to July 1st, 1888. Including the centennial celebration, addresses, sermons, etc.
A collection of revival hymns and plantation melodies
Gus Hills Minstrels, 1890-1898 Park Avenue, Manhattan.
George Primrose
Harriet, the Moses of her people , [Front cover]
Entire Population of a Negro Hamlet, Antigua
The strength of Gideon, and other stories
Strange true stories of Louisiana
Mrs. Booker T. Washington.
Ralph W. Tyler; An auditor of the Government at Washington.
Federal Theatre Project, Negro Theatre, Sign Painting department, headed by Tipp Beavers. Workshop employees producing posters, display letters, and a cardboard ark, for various New York-based Federal Theatre productions, 1936
Noted musicians.
William Garfield Marshall; Wardroom officers steward, U.S.N.; Lost when U.S.A. C.T. Ticonderoga was torpedoed and sunk September 30, 1918.
Some of the wounded in the New York parade; The 369th Colored regiment.
Baptizing Negro soldiers at Camp Gordon.
Native children spinning cotton in Kamerun, Africa.
Guarding the flag; The flag of the old 15th (decorated by the French) and Old Glory.
A religious meeting on the field; American, British, French, Belgian and Portuguese troops are represented in this gathering of defenders of Liberty listening  to a sermon on the western front.
In line for review; Members of the 15th Infantry being reviewed; A sturdy and determined line of fighting men.
Cheerfully doing the work required; The colored women did willingly and efficiently their part in helping win the war.
Wounded American soldiers entertaining themselves.
Welcome home; All hail to the conquering heroes; When New York's Negro soldiers marched amid the cheering crowd, Harlem was mad with joy over the return of its own.
A Quartette which gave good entertainment; These colored members of the 301st Stevedore Regiment were attached to the 23rd Engineers in France.
Negro soldiers looking for the enemy.
Group of 369th  Colored Infantry with their War Crosses; One hundred and sixty-nine men of this regiment (old 15th N.Y.) won valor medals. They were nicknamed "Hell Fighters"; Fred Rogers; George Chapman; Lawrence McVey; Isaac Freeman, Wm. Bunn; Herbert Mills; Hugh Hamilton; Clarence Johnson.
Colored troops in Puerto Rico; A brilliant Fourth of July parade through Allen Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Lined up and ready for action; Members of the 15th Infantry.
Colored soldiers building roads "Over There"; Colored soldiers in the trenches "Over There".
Fifth Avenue, New York, cheers Negro Veterans; The 369th Colored Infantry acclaimed by thousands upon their return from France.
Lieutenant Robert S. Campbell, U.S. Army; The first man in the 92nd American Division (Negroes) to receive the distinguished service cross for bravery in the fighting in the Argonne; He was member of Co. I. 368th Infantry.
Benjamin Baylor; Wardroom steward, U.S.N.; Lost when U.S.A. C.T. Ticonderoga was torpedoed and sunk September 30, 1918.
Prisoners in Germany; These prisoners of war are from America and other countries; It is stated in the history of the photographs that the two men shooting crap are American Negroes.
Negro nurses march in Great Red Cross Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City.
First Colored Battalion, District of Columbia, National Guard; On Pensylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.; Parading the National Guard before going to France.
Negro children weaving cloth; Recently photographed in Kamerun, the last of the German province in Africa to surrender to the Allies; Illustrating child labor at the lowest possible cost.
Photographed in a village in Germany; A member of the 369th (the old 15th N.Y.) brought this picture with him.
At the signal box ready to sound the gas alarm; The sounding of the gas alarm quickly and accurately, when gas was detected, meant saving the lives of many men.
Negro sharp shooters.
African troops being trained in France.
Officers of the 370th (old Illinois 8th Regiment); 2nd-Lieut. Lawson Price, 2nd-Lieut. L.W. Stearis, 2nd-Lieut. Ed. White, 2nd-Lieut. Eliasa F. E. Williams,  1st-Lieut. Oaso Browning, Capt. Louis B. Johnson, 1st-Lieut. Frank Bates and 1st-Lieut. Binga Desmond.
Entertaining convalescent American soldiers at Autheil; Lieutenant Europe's noted colored band; The band in Labourboule, France.
Home again. Oh, how joyful!  Back from France, and what a grand reception awaited them! Conquering heroes on the battlefield and the warmth and enthusiasm over their homecoming are beyond words to describe.
Negro Band of the 814th Infantry leaving the Celtic after her arrival.
The fighting U.S.A. Marine Brigade in Belleau wood; The soldier applying the bayonet is an American Negro.
Sergt. Henry Johnson, of Albany N.Y., the outstanding hero; Single-handed he routed 36 Huns, killing 4 of them and wounding the remainder; Sergt. Johnson of the 369th Colored Infantry (old 15th of N.Y.), was the first man in his regiment to win the French War Cross.
Stock certificate for one share (five dollars) of the Black Star Line, Inc. dated November 21, 1919.
United States colored labor troops boarding a transport; An American Negro battalion entering a pier ready to board a transport.
Col. Hayward and group of real fighters; All winners of the Croix de Guerre.
One of the wounded [a member of the famous 369th Colored Infantry] and his mother.
Soldiers of the different nationalities engaged in the World War; Portraits and headdress of 45 representative fighters engaged in the European war.
Col. Franklin Dennison, Col. J. Roberts and Lieut. Col. Otis B. Duncan of 370th (old Illinois 8th Regiment).
Lieut. "Jimmy" Europe and his famous band; Another drum, beaten by Willie Webb, of Louisville, Ky., was a trophy left by the Germans when they retreated hurriedly in the Champagne engagement.
Both working for the Y.M.C.A.; Mr. Kelly and his colored driver at work during the last German offensive.
8th Reg., French war-cross winners; 1st-Lieut. Hurd; Lieut-Col. Duncane, Major White, Capt. Crawford, 1st-Lieut. Warfield and Capt. Smith, Capt. Allen, Lieut. Browning, Capt. Warner and 1st-Lieut. Tisdale.
Negro soldiers on the march in France.
W. W. Browne, Founder of the True Reformers.
Rufus L. Perry.
M. C. B. Mason; A pulpit orator in the Methodist Church.
Library of Livingstone College.
W. H. Miles.
J. W. Loguen; [A bishop of the Zionites and an abolitionist.]
Sampson White.
Samuel R. Ward.
R. A. Carter.
Henry Highland Garnet.
John Woolman, Quaker friend of thee Negro.
Daniel A. Payne; [Preachers of versatile genius.]
Noah Davis; [Minister of the Saratoga Street Baptist Church.]
Peter Williams; [The first Negro to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church, served as its rector until 1849.]
L. H. Holsey.
Alexander Crummell.
George W. Williams; A Union soldier, Baptist Minister and historian.
M. C. Clayton; [Negro Baptist Church in Baltimore.]
Shorter Hall, Wilberforce University.
B. F. Lee.
The first African Baptist Church in America.
J. W. C. Pennington.
William J. Simmons.
James Varick; [The first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1822.]
Lemuel Haynes; [Pioneer Negro preachers].
W. N. DeBerry; [Pastor of a Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts.]
H. M. Turner.
Paine College, Augusta, Ga.
W. B. Derrick.
Richard Allen; Founder of the A. M. E. Church.
C. H. Phillips.
J. C. Price; An orator and educator in the church.
Isaac Lane.
Andrew Bryan.
Directing the Wanderer in the Right Way.

of 115