Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 68 Collections and/or Records:
Ramona Africa papers
Scope and Contents The Ramona Africa papers document the 1985 bombing of the headquarters of the Black liberation organization MOVE by the city of Philadelphia and the litigation that followed. The collection highlights local African American activism in Philadelphia, police brutality, and state terrorism. The collection encompasses 3.4 linear feet of correspondence, court transcripts, reports, newspapers, photographs, ephemera, and interview summaries. The predominant dates of the papers are from 1985-1986...
Dates: Created: 1985-1996; Other: Majority of material found in 1985-1986; Other: Date acquired: 11/07/1995
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Ramona Africa papers
African American Leadership Project collection
Content Description The African American Leadership Project (AALP) is a nonpartisan network of community activists, religious and business leaders, academics, and concerned citizens that focus on dialogue and agenda building, policy advocacy, community planning, and neighborhood development. It was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana, around 2002. This collection documents the AALP's community activism following Hurricane Katrina. It includes programs, news releases, and flyers for various commemorative events...
Dates: Other: 2006
Air Afrique collection
Air Afrique was a Pan-African airline for Francophone West and Central Africa, and conducted Black History Tours of those areas. The video collection consists of 5 VHS tapes, travel guides for the countries of Benin, Senegal, Ghana, Mali, and includes a brief historic overview and description of peoples, economics and cultures. They contain many images of the slave-coast in Ghana.
Dates: Other: 1991
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Air Afrique collection
Percel O. Alston papers
Content Description The papers consists of 17 books, three videocassettes, and papers consisting of correspondence, writings including master's of art thesis, diplomas, passport, appointment books, photograph, and awards of Percel Alston generated over the period he was a minister and staff person of the Division of Christian Education of the United Church Board for Homeland Missions (UCBHM). Also included is an article about Mr. Alston in the publication United Church of Christ Education, a newsletter...
Dates: Other: 1949-1989
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Percel O. Alston 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
Auxiliary to the National Medical Association records
Collection — 1 videotape
Scope and Contents The Auxiliary to the National Medical Association (ANMA) was established in 1936 by Alma Wells Givens. The records of the Auxiliary encompass 8.52 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1997. They document the foundation and early years of the organization, its development from an organization for female spouses of African American doctors to one that included spouses of both sexes, and the various projects undertaken by the Auxiliary. The records contain constitutions and by-laws,...
Dates: Created: 1937-1997; Other: Date acquired: 02/22/1999
Danny Barker collection
The Danny Barker collection contains news clippings, as well as flyers and other printed ephemera, that document the career of jazz musician and music historian Danny Barker. Also included is an oral history interview with Barker conducted by fellow musician Michael White, as well as a videocassette tape recording of Barker's funeral.
Dates: Other: 1974-1994
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Danny Barker collection
Melinda Bartley papers
Content Description Dr. Melinda Bartley, an educator and administrator, served as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Southern University New Orleans from 1991 to 1996. She was vice president of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, president of the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, coordinator of the Adolescent Pregnancy Childwatch Project, vice president of the Dryades YMCA, member of Greater Liberty Baptist Church, and board member of the Morgan City-based Kuji Center. Her...
Dates: Other: 1955-2002
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Melinda Bartley papers
Emmett W. Bashful papers
Content Description Dr. Emmett Bashful, educator and political scientist, was born on March 12, 1917, in Oscar, Louisiana. He was a native of Pointe Coupee Parish, but the family moved to Baton Rouge when he was four years old, where he was educated in the public schools of East Baton Rouge. He was one of the first African Americans to receive a graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1940 and continued on to the University of Illinois...
Dates: Other: 1955-2004
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Emmett W. Bashful papers
Jason Berry papers
Scope and Contents The personal papers of Jason Berry, author, civil rights activist, and press secretary to Charles Evers, consist of 7.89 linear feet of material related to civil rights, politics, and race relations in Mississippi and Louisiana. The papers also document Berry's journalism and interest in the history of jazz in New Orleans, as well as environmental issues in southeast Louisiana. The bulk of the materials consist of documentation related to Charles Evers' gubernatorial (1971) and senatorial...
Dates: Created: 1971-1991; Other: Majority of material found in 1971-1988; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1986
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Jason Berry papers