Journal of the Interracial Association of Southern Rhodesia

Concord was an interracial journal sponsored by the Interracial Association of Southern Rhodesia. The first volume was published in April 1954 with the aim of fostering a spirit of cooperation and awareness among the diverse racial groups and communities of the Federation of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland.

In Issue 1, the Editorial Board stated as its objectives:

  • The promotion of a non-racial approach to national affairs
  • Fostering a spirit of interdependence among the racial groups of the Federation
  • Publishing contributions that illustrated universal truths, irrespective of race or political views
  • The harmonious and constructive development of the Federation for all its communities

The history of Concord is interesting, not for itself but for the way in which it provides a barometer to the waning enthusiasm for inter-racial activity. What began as a crusade is now a movement without dynamic, albeit with much to its credit over the past few years.

Personal Correspondence, 1958

Concord volumes 1 to 14 (April 1954 - December 1958) have been digitised as part of the University of Stirling's Archives and Special Collections Crowdfunding Project and are available to view online at JSTOR Struggles for Freedom Archive - Concord.

For research enquiries or to arrange an appointment to view any of the materials in the collection, please contact the archives.


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