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Morsell, John A.

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1912~
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1974-08-19
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Birth Place

        Pittsburgh (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        Brooklyn (N.Y.)
    • Occupation

          Civil rights worker
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        • found: Library of Congress Manuscript Division for Wilkins, R. Papers, 1901-1980 (John A. Morsell; correspondent)
        • found: NUCMC data from Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Howard Univ.) for His Interview, 1967 Nov. 1 (Morsell, John, 1912- ; asst. exec. dir., NAACP; discusses ideology and goals of the org.)
        • found: New York Times obituaries, Aug. 20, 1974, viewed online, Apr. 18, 2017 (Dr. John A. Morsell, assistant executive director since 1964 of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, died yesterday in Kings County Hospital after suffering a massive arterial hemorrhage at his home, 95 Fenimore Street, Brooklyn. He was 62 years old. Dr. Morsell, a research sociologist, joined the N.A.A.C.P. staff in 1956 as assistant to Roy Wilkins, then executive secretary and now executive director. Born in Pittsburgh, Dr. Morsell went from high school there to City College, graduating with honors in 1934. He received his M.A. in 1938 and his Ph.D. in 1951 from Columbia University. Meanwhile between degrees, he had plunged into racial problems with the research staff of the Mayor's Commission on Conditions in Harlem. He undertook assignments in Europe, Latin America and the Far East for Columbia Univerity's Bureau of Applied Social Research. In 1946-49 he directed the Institute of Community Relations at Sydenham Hospital in Harlem. In 1951, he served on a field team investigating the effects of racial integration in the Army. He was chairman in 1968-70 of the Citizens Advisory Committee to the City Housing and Development Administration and had served since 1970 on the Board of Higher Education)
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