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Civil rights movements

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Ramona Africa papers

Identifier: 489
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

Arnold de Mille papers

Identifier: 600
Scope and Contents Photo journalist Arnold de Mille (1908-1996) spent his career capturing the African American experience for the better part of the twentieth century, as well as recording the African experience during a time of volatility and upheaval. His papers and photographs span this storied career with a significant amount of these materials dedicated to beauty culture, the Civil Rights Movement, and his work for the United Nations. Included are issues from the short-lived ...
Dates: Created: 1942-1996; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1970; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/2000

Alexis De Veaux papers

Identifier: 791
Processing Information This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services award MH-245560-0MS-20. Scope and Content Note Alexis De Veaux’s papers mainly consist of correspondence, drafts of original manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera documenting her professional life and work. Correspondence within the collection is professional in nature, covering De Veaux’s many speaking and lecturing engagements, publishing, her work as...
Dates: Other: 1967-2017, undated

James W. McPherson papers

Identifier: 239
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

Ronnie Moore papers

Identifier: 531
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

William H. Moses Jr. papers

Identifier: 258
Scope and Contents The papers of William H. Moses, Jr., architect, columnist, and founder of the architecture program at the Hampton Institute in Virginia mainly consist of manuscript drafts of his weekly column, “A Dark Point of View,” published in The New Observer and The Carolinian. This column was published from 1969 to 1986 and Moses described it as, “A collection of Black concerns expressed by a Black columnist.” In “A Dark Point of View,”...
Dates: Created: 1943-1989; Other: Majority of material found in 1969-1986; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1989

Vanessa Murphree oral history collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2507
Scope and Contents This small oral history collection contains interviews done by Vanessa D. Murphree in 2001 and 2002 with members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Interviews focus on SNCC's use of public relations and communications for the promotion of civil rights. To this end, Murphree interviews members of SNCC's Communications Department, Research Department, and Executive Committee to discuss specific tools and strategies used in their messaging and direct actions. The...
Dates: Created: 2001-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 2001; Other: Date acquired: 05/25/2005

Dorothy Sterling papers

Identifier: 354
Content Description Dorothy Sterling is a scholar of African American history and has authored many books including Forever Free, Tear Down the Walls!, It Started in Montgomery, Speak Out in Thunder Tones, The Trouble They Seen. Collected items are research and documentary material accumulated for several of her books including those above, as well as Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of...
Dates: Other: 1795-1994

A. P. Tureaud oral history interview with Joseph Logsdon

Identifier: 795
Content Description In the late 1960s/early 1970s, Joseph Logsdon, an historian and professor at University of New Orleans, conducted over 30 hours of an oral history interview with New Orleans attorney A.P. Tureaud. The collection is comprised of transcripts for eleven tapes of the interview. During the interview, Tureaud discusses both his personal and professional lives. He discusses African American leadership in New Orleans during the 1920s and the creation of civic leagues within the city. He discusses...
Dates: Other: 1968-1972

Preston and Bonita Valien Papers

Identifier: 371
Scope and Contents The Preston and Bonita Valien papers are a rich source of documentation generated during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and extremely strong in documenting their ground breaking sociology research in the areas of African American higher education, housing segregation, public school and public transportation integration, population migration from the south to the north, race relations, as well as women’s health related to birth control and infant mortality. The...
Dates: Created: 1932-1996; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1960; Other: Date acquired: 04/01/1969