Anna Arnold Hedgeman papers 1953-1983
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The mayor, who is elected to a four year term, is the chief executive officer of the city. The mayor may be removed by the governor after due process. In case of a vacancy, the President of the Council acts as mayor. If both the offices are vacant, the Comptroller acts as mayor. The mayor is responsible for the overall administration of the government of the City of New York. Vested in the mayor's office is the power to create, maintain, reorganize or eliminate city agen...
Anna Arnold Hedgeman (1899-1990) spent more than six decades working in the fields of interfaith and civil rights organizing, government service, and urban affairs. The author of two memoirs, The Trumpet Sounds (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964) and The Gift of Chaos (Oxford, 1977), Hedgeman was a pioneer in opening civil service and political jobs to African-American women. Raised in Minnesota, Hedgeman was the first African-American graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul. From 1924 to 1...
Official name, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America; informally known as National Council of Churches USA or variants; earlier name, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. The Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America was organized in 1908; it was one of eight organizations which merged to form the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America on November 29, 1950. From t...