Because of the complexity of the problem involved and our work on other cases at the moment," the legal department told the STFU that it could not support the initial lawsuit.
Fund could get involved "not necessarily through support of the STFU but as an amicus curiae or through a suit of our own which would be consolidated with the hearing of the other suit before a higher court.
Marian Wynn Perry of the legal department told a new attorney hired by the STFU, with the help of the Workers Defense League, to keep her apprised of its plans so that the Inc.
He joined three representatives of the STFU in urging the federal government to allocate more money to its rural rehabilitation programs, so that assistance could be given to the thousands of farm families who needed it.
Aug 1954], reel 39, Southern Tenant Farmers' Union Papers (Sanford, 1971), microfilm (hereafter cited as STFU Papers).
Mitchell to Members of Executive Council of the STFU, memorandum, 7 March 1941, 1, reel 18, STFU Papers; "Farm Bureau Advocates Abolition of Tenant Program," Tenant Farmer, 15 July 1941, 1, file "Southern Tenant Farmers' Union 1940-1941," box 527, series A, part 3, NAACP-LC Papers; H.
An analysis of the changes taking place in Poinsett County in the postwar period is particularly interesting given the activities of the STFU during the 1930s.
As early as October 1942, the STFU complained about the proposal to use POWs and argued that many former tenants and sharecroppers displaced in the late 1930s could supply the labor needs of plantation owners.
The STFU has remained something of a puzzle for historians.
Many readers looking for a history of the STFU will have to hack their way through the dense social history that takes up the first half of Whayne's narrative.
Several historians have studied the STFU as an example of southern radicalism.
The STFU was hardly the first attempt to organize black agricultural workers in central east Arkansas.