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Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem

Earnest Sevier Cox, a dedicated white supremacist who lectured and wrote widely about his travels in Africa and other countries, is shown here on the cover of his promotional brochure titled Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem (1930).

"The Man and His Purpose"

This page is from a brochure titled Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem (1930). The promotional text touts lectures by Cox, a white supremacist who advocated for the strict separation of the races. Cox was described as "the foremost authority on Color-Problems" as he had traveled for three years in Africa, and then spent another several years in Asia, Australia, Latin America, and South America studying racial issues. The titles of his popular talks included "The Belt of Black Around the World" and "1800 Miles on Foot Through Darkest Africa." The brochure promised that the lectures would be "splendidly illustrated and deal with adventures with man and beast in Savage Lands, the customs and characteristics of Colored Races, the remains of Civilizations of the White Man that have perished in contact with the Colored."

"The World-Wide Color Problem"

This page is from a promotional brochure titled Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem (1930). Cox, an avowed white supremacist who lectured widely about his racial theories, is described here as "a highly trained specialist" who had gained insight into the "Negro Problem" after "years of travel and research." According to Cox, one of the grave dangers facing the United States was the growing black population and its "clamoring for share in world rule." This document asserts that "The white man's civilization has never survived contact with the Negro."

Earnest Sevier Cox Scientist and Explorer

Earnest Sevier Cox, a dedicated white supremacist, poses in a rugged outfit and bears a rifle in this portrait that defines him as a "Scientist and Explorer." Cox traveled around Africa from 1910 to 1913 to study the conditions of black Africans and the racial policies of the colonial powers. This photograph may have been taken in the African outback, but it is also possible that it was made later in a photo studio—there are clear signs that the image has been altered. This is the final page in a promotional brochure titled Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist in the World-Wide Color-Problem (1930). Cox lectured and wrote widely about his travels and racial theories, and in 1922 he cofounded the Anglo-Saxon Clubs of America, an organization devoted to the strict separation of the races.

Citation: Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem, Broadside 1930 .E27, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Earnest Sevier Cox

Created: 1930

Medium: Promotional brochure

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

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  • Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem

    Earnest Sevier Cox, a dedicated white supremacist who lectured and wrote widely about his travels in Africa and other countries, is shown here on the cover of his promotional brochure titled Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem (1930).

  • "The Man and His Purpose"

    This page is from a brochure titled Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem (1930). The promotional text touts lectures by Cox, a white supremacist who advocated for the strict separation of the races. Cox was described as "the foremost authority on Color-Problems" as he had traveled for three years in Africa, and then spent another several years in Asia, Australia, Latin America, and South America studying racial issues. The titles of his popular talks included "The Belt of Black Around the World" and "1800 Miles on Foot Through Darkest Africa." The brochure promised that the lectures would be "splendidly illustrated and deal with adventures with man and beast in Savage Lands, the customs and characteristics of Colored Races, the remains of Civilizations of the White Man that have perished in contact with the Colored."

  • "The World-Wide Color Problem"

    This page is from a promotional brochure titled Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem (1930). Cox, an avowed white supremacist who lectured widely about his racial theories, is described here as "a highly trained specialist" who had gained insight into the "Negro Problem" after "years of travel and research." According to Cox, one of the grave dangers facing the United States was the growing black population and its "clamoring for share in world rule." This document asserts that "The white man's civilization has never survived contact with the Negro."

  • Earnest Sevier Cox Scientist and Explorer

    Earnest Sevier Cox, a dedicated white supremacist, poses in a rugged outfit and bears a rifle in this portrait that defines him as a "Scientist and Explorer." Cox traveled around Africa from 1910 to 1913 to study the conditions of black Africans and the racial policies of the colonial powers. This photograph may have been taken in the African outback, but it is also possible that it was made later in a photo studio—there are clear signs that the image has been altered. This is the final page in a promotional brochure titled Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist in the World-Wide Color-Problem (1930). Cox lectured and wrote widely about his travels and racial theories, and in 1922 he cofounded the Anglo-Saxon Clubs of America, an organization devoted to the strict separation of the races.

    Citation: Earnest Sevier Cox, Specialist on the World-Wide Color-Problem, Broadside 1930 .E27, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Earnest Sevier Cox

    Created: 1930

    Medium: Promotional brochure

    Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.