Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
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
Greta de Jong collection
Content Description Collection consists solely of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file reports on various organizations and incidents in specific geographic areas: Louisiana Farmers Union, Communist Party of Louisiana, Southern Gentlemen, Deacons for Defense and Justice, Iberville Parish school desegregation, Citizens Council of Louisiana, Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Louisiana, St. Helena Parish school desegregation, and of African Americans who were beaten while registering to vote in...
Dates: Other: 1941-1970
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Greta de Jong collection
John Wesley Dobbs Family papers
Scope and Contents The papers document the personal and professional lives of the John Wesley Dobbs family of Atlanta, Georgia. The key topics are civil rights, education, integration, race relations, and African American suffrage. The main strengths are the civil rights activities of the family as well as J.W. Dobb's tenure as Grand Master of Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge of Georgia. The collection encompasses 5.8 linear feet of correspondence, photographs, programs, sound recordings, speeches, and news...
Dates: Created: 1873-2001; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1974
Fannie Lou Hamer papers
Scope and Contents The Papers of Fannie Lou Hamer measure approximately 16 linear feet and consist of 3,293 pieces of correspondence dated between 1966 and 1978. The correspondence represented includes not only that of Fannie Lou Hamer, but also that of a number of organizations to which she was in some way connected and of her business manager, Joseph Harris. Much of Hamer's business correspondence is included in the Harris correspondence. He was almost entirely responsible for the business aspects of Hamer's...
Dates: Created: 1966-1978; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1981
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Fannie Lou Hamer papers
David Levine collection
Content Description David Levine is a scholar and writer from Madison, Wisconsin, who has written on various subjects concerning the Civil Rights Movement. The David Levine collection stems from oral history interviews recorded by Levine during his dissertation research on the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Citizenship Schools. These schools were begun during a time when voting rights were being denied to African Americans. The schools were established to acquaint citizens with the way in which...
Dates: Other: 1998
Found in: Amistad Research Center / David Levine collection
Ellis Marsalis, Sr. papers
Scope and Contents The Ellis Marsalis, Sr. papers document the career of a prominent New Orleans businessman and jazz patriarch, who committed his life to community development and civil rights by providing services to African Americans through his gas station and motel, as well as promoting the power of electoral politics to drive change in his community through voter registration. The papers encompass 1.25 linear feet of photographs, limited correspondence, news clippings, motel memorabilia, awards, and...
Dates: Created: 1952-1999; Other: Date acquired: 04/17/2007
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Ellis Marsalis, Sr. papers
James W. McPherson papers
Scope and Contents The papers of James Wesley McPherson contain professional and personal documents highlighting McPherson's work in the area of civil rights, particulary his efforts to increase voter registration among African Americans in South Carolina. The papers encompass 0.8 linear feet and contain correspondence, photographs, sample ballots, background information on the South Carolina Voter Education Program, newspaper clippings, speeches, pamphlets, certificates, and programs, including a program on...
Dates: Created: 1917-1974; Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1964; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1974
Found in: Amistad Research Center / James W. McPherson papers
Ronnie Moore papers
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of photographs (1964-1972) from Moore's involvement with different civil rights activities including the 1965 Voter Registration Drives in Florida, Mississippi, and South Carolina; Economic Development Commission Projects in Mississippi, Maryland and Washington D.C.; conferences; elections; and demonstrations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina; and other activities in the South, Connecticut, Indiana, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Photographs...
Dates: Created: 1959-2004; Other: Majority of material found in 1964-1972; Other: Date acquired: 04/16/1997
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Ronnie Moore papers
John O'Neal papers
Scope and Contents The papers highlight the personal and professional life of John M. O'Neal, Jr. The John O'Neal papers consist of 25.94 linear feet and document O'Neal's artistic style and vision as an African American actor, director, playwright, and community and civil rights activist. The papers are of interest for studying the southern Black Arts Movement and more specifically the Black Theater Movement; the Free Southern Theater; the Civil Rights Movement; voter rights registration; race relations;...
Dates: Created: 1927-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1970-1989; Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1983
Found in: Amistad Research Center / John O'Neal papers
John Lee Tilley papers addendum
Scope and Contents The addition consists of correspondence, clippings, church bulletins, financial records, instructional materials, invitations, maps, minutes, notes, photographs, programs, reports, rosters, schoolwork, writings, collected items, and memorabilia. The heaviest period of concentration of the materials falls within the 1950's; the beginning and ending dates are represented in fewer materials. The correspondence is predominately incoming and expands information about non-pulpit activities of...
Dates: Created: 1927-1973; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1958; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1974