Burnham, Louis E.

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Louis Everett Burnham (1915-1960), African American journalist and activist. Burnham was a member of the Southern Negro Youth Congress and served as editor of Freedom, a newspaper founded in 1951 by Burnham and Paul Robeson, and the National Guardian.

From the description of Louis E. Burnham collection, 1941-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 701242808

Louis E. Burnham was the Editor of "Freedom," the newpaper Paul Robeson founded, Associate Editor of the "National Guardian" in the 1950's and a well known lecturer on African-American affairs.

Born in 1915 and educated in Harlem, New York, Burnham attended City College of the City University of New York. As a college student, he became interested in the Civil Rights Movement and joined the American Student Movement and the Young Communist League. He later travelled around the country and organized the first chapters of the American Student Union on black college campuses and was the Youth Secretary of the National Negro Congress. He served as Executive Secretary of the Southern Negro Youth Congress and was editor of its newspaper and its right to vote campaigns. Burnham also helped organize the sharecroppers movement and was active in many campaigns to end segregation in the south. Burnham died in 1960.

From the description of Louis E. Burnham newspaper collection, 1950-1960. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122534513

Louis E. Burnham was the Editor of "Freedom," the newpaper Paul Robeson founded, Associate Editor of the "National Guardian" in the 1950's and a well known lecturer on African-American affairs.

Born in 1915 and educated in Harlem, New York, Burnham attended City College of the City University of New York. As a college student, he became interested in the Civil Rights Movement and joined the American Student Movement and the Young Communist League. He later travelled around the country and organized the first chapters of the American Student Union on black college campuses and was the Youth Secretary of the National Negro Congress. He served as Executive Secretary of the Southern Negro Youth Congress and was editor of its newspaper and its right to vote campaigns. Burnham also helped organize the sharecroppers movement and was active in many campaigns to end segregation in the south. Burnham died in 1960.

From the guide to the Louis E. Burnham newspaper collection, 1950-1960, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Marshall, George, 1904-2000. George Marshall papers, 1933-1955. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Charles Humboldt papers, 1935-1963 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Jackson, James E., 1914-2007. James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson papers, 1917-2004 (bulk [1937-1992]). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson Photographs Collection New York University, Tamiment Library
referencedIn Papers of Shirley Graham Du Bois, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Louis E. Burnham newspaper collection, 1950-1960 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Burnham, Louis E. Louis E. Burnham collection, 1941-1960. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson Papers New York University, Tamiment Library
creatorOf Burnham, Louis E. Louis E. Burnham newspaper collection, 1950-1960. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Humboldt, Charles, 1910-1964. Charles Humboldt papers, 1935-1963 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Welles mss., 1930-1950, (Bulk 1936-1947) Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. person
associatedWith Humboldt, Charles, 1910-1964. person
associatedWith Jackson, Esther Cooper person
associatedWith Jackson, James E., 1914-2007. person
associatedWith Johnson, James Morris. person
associatedWith Marshall, George, 1904-2000. person
associatedWith National Negro Labor Council (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith SHIRLEY GRAHAM DU BOIS, 1896-1977 person
associatedWith Southern Negro Youth Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith Upholsterers' International Union of North America. corporateBody
associatedWith Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 person
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New York (State)--New York
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African American newspaper editors
Labor unions
Race relations
African American newspapers
African American newspapers--New York (State)--New York
African American labor leaders
Civil rights
African Americans--Civil rights
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