Record, Cy Wilson


(1916–1998), public relations chairman, Chicago Committee on Fair Employment Practices (1942); field rep. under Weaver in Negro Employment and Training Branch and Negro Manpower Service, OPM (1942); assisted in preparations for FEPC hearings in Birmingham (1942), when he testified; later transferred to WMC; investigated black employment problems in Miss., Memphis, Charleston, among others. Gave information to Mitchell on progress in employment in Region VII after hearings were held in Birmingham; drafted (1943), served in U.S. Air Force (–1946); later, prof. of sociology, author of several works on blacks, Communist Party. Born in Fort Worth. BA (1941), MA (1949), Roosevelt U.; PhD, U. of Calif., Berkeley (1953).

1916 January 28
1998 May 15