subj11. Civil Rights Holdings
Holdings related to attorneys, cases, and the judiciary documenting the struggle for civil rights
Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:
The Africa Fund records
Scope and Contents The Africa Fund records cover the era independence movements on the African continent against the British, Dutch, French, German, and Portuguese colonial governments. The records document settler and exploitative colonialism that occurred in Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. The records also cover the era of civil wars within these African countries following independence, including South Africa's apartheid government and anti-apartheid campaigns there, as well as in...
Dates: Created: 1952-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1979-1997; Other: Date acquired: 01/09/1989
Found in: Amistad Research Center / The Africa Fund records
Raymond Pace Alexander papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, briefs, speeches, and photographs relating to Judge Alexander's work with the Common Court of Pleas, Philadelphia, PA. The bulk of the articles by Judge Alexander in the collection date from the late 1960s.
Dates: Created: 1953-1972; Other: Majority of material found in 1966-1969; Other: Date acquired: 12/13/1974
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Raymond Pace Alexander papers
American Committee on Africa records
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The records of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) measure approximately 146 linear feet and document the foundation and development of a U.S.-based organization dedicated to support of anti-apartheid and anti-colonial movements throughout Africa during the mid to late 20th century. The records date from 1948-1987, and include administrative records, program records and materials collected by the committee from various institutions and organizations throughout the world involved and...
Dates: Created: 1948-1987; Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1983
American Missionary Association archives
Scope and Contents This collection is a valuable resource for the study of the abolitionist movement. It includes approximately 350,000 manuscript pieces. The mass of these was written during the period from 1839 to 1882, but several thousand are dated before and after that time. The manuscripts include some of the treasurers’ papers and minutes of Executive Committee meetings, as well as other items such as sermons, statistical reports, drawings, photographs, and essays; however, letters make up the large...
Dates: Created: 1828-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1839-1882; Other: Date acquired: 08/22/1968
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith Race Relations Work records
Collection — Box 28
Scope and Contents The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith Race Relations Work records provide documentation of the organization's work in human and race relations. The ADL was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Although the organization was founded to primarily combat anti-Semitism, it grew defend the civil rights of all people and to promote relations between groups. The records in this collection contain...
Dates: Created: 1946-1982
Robert Avon Bennett papers
Content Description The Robert Avon Bennett papers consists of correspondence, new clippings, church bulletins, speeches, sermons, and other printed items generated by Bennett in the course of his training as a minister in the Episcopal Church and in his practice of the profession. Items include notebooks for courses, programs, school catalogs, especially for the Episcopal Theological School where Bennett was appointed to the faculty as a graduate fellow, and other printed items. Foreign and domestic...
Dates: Other: 1955-1986
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Robert Avon Bennett papers
Daniel Ellis Byrd papers
Scope and Contents The papers of attorney and civil rights activist Daniel Ellis Byrd include correspondence, reports, speeches, biographical data, minutes, financial records, resolutions, agendas, lists, and collected items. Many of the documents chronicle Daniel Byrd's involvement in activities related to his employment as an NAACP field secretary for forty years and as assistant director of the Department of Teacher Information and Security of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Subjects treated in...
Dates: Created: 1940-1984; Other: Majority of material found in 1947-1977; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1977
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Daniel Ellis Byrd papers
George William Crockett papers
Includes correspondence, collected articles, and a legal brief generated by Judge George William Crockett of Detroit, Michigan. The majority of the materials pertain to Judge Crockett's judicial work and his work with the Bishop Zulu and Church of the Resurrection Appeal Fund. Benjamin Mays and Thurgood Marshall are among the correspondents.
Dates: Other: 1972-1974
Carolyn M. Dejoie papers
Content Description The Carolyn M. Dejoie papers document her career in academia as a faculty member at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Health and Human Issues Department. The papers consist of documentation compiled and generated in relation to the gender and racial discrimination case of Carolyn DeJoie against the University of Wisconsin. Dejoie filed a "Charge of Discrimination" with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in May 1972. After the...
Dates: Other: 1891-2005
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Carolyn M. Dejoie papers
Marceline Donaldson papers
Content Description The Marceline Donaldson papers pertain primarily to Donaldson's fund-raising activities as coordinator for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's campaign in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ohio. The papers include correspondence, rosters, a handbook, news clippings, and printed items geared toward orientation for the Contributions Committee. Correspondents include Jack Greenberg and Anna Frank. Additional topics within the collection include Donaldson’s affirmative action lawsuit against...
Dates: Other: 1972-1986
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Marceline Donaldson papers