Earnest Sevier Cox

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Earnest Sevier Cox (January 24, 1880 - April 26, 1966) was a US Army Lieutenant Colonel, World War I veteran, and a white racial separatist. He is the author of two books on race, White America and Teutonic Unity and several pamphlets on Black Repatriation to Africa including Let My People Go and Lincoln's Negro Policy.

Early life

Earnest Sevier Cox was born near Louisville in Blount County, Tennessee in 1880. He attended a business school in Columbus, Georgia where he learned shorthand and in 1901 became a reporter for two small newspapers in Anadarko, Oklahoma. In 1902 he attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and the next year enrolled at Vanderbilt University Theological School in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1904 he began to preach at summer revival meetings in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Apart from of his biblical training Cox later saw Christianity as a "Judaic religion" which was intolerant of Northern European pagan faiths and rejected it as being necessary to maintain a moral code among Europeans.[1]

In 1907 he took a job with the Jamestown Exposition in Virginia giving talks on Civil War battles in a cyclorama. In 1908 he was granted a college degree for previous studies by the University of Chicago and began his graduate work. For the next four years, starting in 1910, he traveled extensively in South America, the Far East and Africa. Cox was the first White man to walk from the tip of South Africa to the Mediterranean Sea. [1] He retuned to America and gave talks about his travels. In World War I he severed in France with the U.S. Army in the American Expeditionary Forces.

Racial activism

In 1922 Cox and composer John Powell founded the the Anglo-Saxon Clubs of America in Richmond, Virginia. They were successful in passing Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924 outlawing miscegenation. The law was overturned by the United States Supreme Court in 1967, in Loving v. Virginia.

Cox was a member of the British based group the Northern League.[2]

Works

  • White America (1923)
  • Let My People Go (1925)
  • The South's part in mongrelizing the nation (1926)
  • Lincoln's Negro Policy (1938) [2]
  • Teutonic Unity (1951)
  • Unending Hate (1955)
  • Black belt around the world at the high noon of colonialism (1963)
  • Jim Crow's Defense (1965)

Notes

  1. Science For Segregation: Race, Law, And The Case Against Brown V. Board Of Education, by John P. Jackson, page 44
  2. Science For Segregation: Race, Law, And The Case Against Brown V. Board Of Education, by John P. Jackson, page 47

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