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Race discrimination -- United States

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Marguerite Cartwright papers

Identifier: 72
Content Description The papers of actress, journalist and educator Dr. Marguerite Cartwright chronicle her personal life, career and academic endeavors. The collection encompasses 165.59 linear feet and provides an in-depth look at African Americans and world affairs, contemporary issues facing the United States in the mid-twentieth century, the anti-colonialism movement following World War II, and the United Nations through her work as an accredited UN correspondent for the Pittsburgh Courier. She was...
Dates: 1912-1984

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

Carolyn M. Dejoie papers

Identifier: 115
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

Pontchartrain Park Pioneers Oral History collection

Identifier: 834
Content Description The Pontchartrain Park Pioneers Oral History Collection encompasses ten digital mp4 video interviews with original residents of the safe haven all-black suburb, Pontchartrain Park in New Orleans, formed during the era of Jim Crow and racial segregation. The second oldest black suburb, built between 1955 and 1961, Pontchartrain Park was envisioned and developed by and for middle and upper-class African Americans who were denied the opportunity of homeownership in historic and new suburban...
Dates: 2019

Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 368-05-002-309
Scope and Contents The Race Relations Department was established in 1942 to define problem areas related to race relations in the United States, to develop programs and techniques designed to promote constructive action, and to work toward relieving areas of tension utilizing, wherever possible, local resources. Population movements during World War II had created pressure points in several cities. Race riots occurred with alarming frequency and the newly organized department attempted to alleviate or prevent...
Dates: Created: 1943-1970; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1970

Reverse Freedom Bus Rides collection

Identifier: 646
Scope and Contents The Reverse Freedom Bus Rides collection documents the attempt by White Citizens' Councils to win a rhetorical battle over which region of the country could best care for its African American population. The collection consists of photocopies of newspaper articles from The New York Times, The New York Herald-Tribune, New York Amsterdam News, The ...
Dates: Created: 1962; Other: Date acquired: 04/28/2003

Green D. Simpson papers

Identifier: 2516
Content Description The papers of Green D. Simpson document his long-standing grievance against the United States Post Office in Cincinnati, Ohio, which he pursued for over thirty years. The collection contains correspondence, news clippings about and written by Simpson, photographs, additional writings by Simpson, as well as an open letter to the Cincinnati Herald newspaper outlining his grievance. Correspondents include: Ralph A. Dungan (special assistant to the U.S. President), Congressmen Robert Taft Jr....
Dates: Other: 1964-1992