Fleming, G[eorge]. James


(1904–90), black political scientist from Phila.; edited traditionally
Republican black newspaper Phila. Tribune; member, Gunnar Myrdahl’s research group
on race in America; headed first Chicago field office of FEPC (opened 1941); FEPC field
rep., El Paso (1942), of discrimination against Chicanos in copper mines of N.Mex., Ariz.;
examiner in charge, Detroit office, FEPC (1943); dir., Region III (Phila.), FEPC (Sept.
1943–Nov. 1945). Important in negotiations with PTC that led to Phila. transit strike
(1944). Became race relations secy., American Friends Service Committee (Nov. 1945).
Editor, Amsterdam News; prof., Morgan State Coll. PhD (poli. sci.), U. Penn (1948); diss.:
“The Administration of Fair Employment Practice Programs.” Born in Virgin Islands.