Philip M. Weightman Photographs Bulk, 1944-1959 1944-1960s, (Bulk 1940s-1950s)


Philip M. Weightman Photographs, Bulk, 1944-1959, 1944-1960s, (Bulk 1940s-1950s)

Philip M. Weightman Photographs Bulk, 1944-1959 1944-1960s, (Bulk 1940s-1950s)

Philip M. Weightman was an African American labor leader and civil rights activist who held leading positions in the Packinghouse Workers Union, the Congress of Industrial Organizations’ Political Action Committee (PAC) and the AFL-CIO’s Committee on Political Education (COPE). The collection contains images pertaining to various civil rights-related political action campaigns, including the bombing death of Harry T. Moore (1952), and includes images of Bette Davis, Langston Hughes, and Henry Wallace.

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United Packinghouse Workers of America (corporateBody)

Mulzac, Hugh, 1886-1971 (person)

Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 (person)

Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924) was an American farmer, college professor, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 1921-1924. His son Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965) was also Secretary of Agriculture (1933-1940) and served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president (1941-1945). From the guide to the Henry C. Wallace Collection, 1921-1948, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Farm editor, corn breeder, business person, Iowa State alumnus (1910), U....

Weightman, Phillip M. 1902- (person)

Philip M. Weightman was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Jone 13, 1902. His father was Philip Mitchell Weightman, a contractor and butcher; his mother was Sarah Watts of Port Gibson, MS. In Vicksburg he attended St. Mary's Catholic School, the Cherry Street Public School, and Mrs. Johnson's School (during the summer months). Later he attended Sumner High School, at night, in St. Louis, MO.In the fall of 1917, at the age of fifteen, Weightman joined the Amalgamated Butcher Workmen in St. Louis....

Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.). Political Action Committee (corporateBody)

Davis, Bette, 1908-1989 (person)

Actress. From the description of Reminiscences of Bette Davis : oral history, [197-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631883 ...

Reuther, Walter, 1908-1970 (person)

Moore, Harry T., 1905-1951 (person)

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 (person)

Poet, author, playwright, songwriter. From the guide to the Langston Hughes collection, [microform], 1926-1967, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) From the description of Langston Hughes collection, 1926-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652168 Langson Hughes: African-American poet and writer, author of Weary Blue (1926), The Big Sea (1940), and other works. ...

AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education (corporateBody)

Duke Ellington Orchestra (corporateBody)

Strayhorn, Billy, 1915-1967 (person)

William "Billy" Strayhorn was born in Dayton, Ohio on November 29, 1915. He spent part of his childhood in Hillsborough, North Carolina. His family eventually moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he studied classical music at the Pittsburgh Musical Institution. At the age of 23, he submitted a musical composition titled "Something to Live For" to Duke Ellington, who subsequently recorded it with Strayhorn as the pianist. Strayhorn worked as the pianist in Mercer Ellington's orchestra for ...