James Forman Papers 1848-2005 (bulk 1961-2001)


James Forman Papers 1848-2005 (bulk 1961-2001)

Author, journalist, and civil rights activist. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, subject files, speeches and writings, family papers, appointment books and calendars, and other papers relating primarily to Forman's activities as executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and president of the Unemployment and Poverty Action Committee.

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Powell, Fay D. Bellamy, 1938-2013

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Braden, Anne McCarty, 1924-2006

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Journalist, civil rights activist; interviewee married Carl Braden. From the description of Reminiscences of Anne Braden : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309721763 Journalist; civil rights activist; interviewee married Carl Braden. From the description of Oral history interview with Anne Braden, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309721830 Anne McCarty was born ...

Forman, James, 1928-2005

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Social activist and organizer James Forman was born on October 4, 1928, in Chicago. He spent much of his childhood with his grandmother on a farm in Marshall County, Mississippi. His grandmother stressed the importance of education and his experiences in the segregated South proved very important in his developing social consciousness.Forman completed high school in 1947. He attended Chicago's Wilson Junior College before joining the U.S. Air Force. After completing four years of military servic...

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Stokely Carmichael was born in Trinidad and moved to New York City with his family in 1952. In 1964 he graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Philosophy; the same year he became a field secretary of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In 1966 he was elected chairman of SNCC....

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Downtown CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), a chapter of the CORE national organization, was formed in March 1963 and remained active until the end 1966. Based on Manhattan's Lower East Side, it was one of nearly a dozen New York City local chapters organized in the early 1960s. Its founders included Rita and Michael Schwerner (the latter one of the group of three civil rights workers murdered in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1964), and its members included radical pacifist Igal Rodenko, anarchi...

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

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Belafonte, Harry, 1927-2023

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Born to immigrant parents in Harlem on March 1, 1927, Harry Belafonte spent much of his youth in his mother's home country of Jamaica. Though difficult, life in Jamaica was full of rich cultural experiences that influenced Belafonte's art. At the beginning of World War II, Belafonte returned to Harlem with his mother and brother. He had trouble integrating into the new environment and later dropped out of high school to join the U.S. Navy. After Belafonte was honorably discharged, he went bac...

Black Panther Party

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Sarachild, Kathie, 1943-

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Kathie Sarachild, born Kathie Amatniek in 1943, is an American writer and radical feminist. In 1968, she took the last name "Sarachild" after her mother Sara, coined the phrase "Sisterhood is Powerful" in a flier she wrote for the keynote speech she gave for New York Radical Women's first public action at the convocation of the Jeannette Rankin Brigade, was one of four women who held the Women's Liberation banner at the Miss America protest, and had her paper "A Program for Radical Feminist Cons...

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Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), first poet laureate of the United States, was a poet, writer of fiction, and co-author with Cleanth Brooks of influential textbooks on literature. He won Pulitzer Prizes for All the King's Men (1946) and for volumes of poetry, Promises (1958) and Now and Then (1979). From the description of Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702132948 Robert Penn Warren served on the faculty of Louisiana State University, Dept...

McSurely, Alan, 1936-

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Lawyer Alan McSurely of Chapel Hill, N.C., was born in 1936 in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the 1960s and 1970s, he and his wife, Margaret McSurely, worked with a number of organizations endeavoring to eliminate poverty, bring about an end to segregation, and organize workers in labor disputes. From the description of Alan McSurely papers, 1928-1985 (bulk 1960s-1980s). WorldCat record id: 40337289 Lawye...

Meeks, Josie

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Drake, St. Clair.

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Born in 1911, St. Clair Drake was an educator and social anthropologist who taught sociology at Roosevelt and Stanford Universities and at the Universities of Liberia and Ghana. His study of social life in the Caribbean and West Africa and in the black communities of Chicago and Great Britain spanned the 1930s to the 1980. His major study of Blacks in Chicago, Black Metropolis, written in collaboration with Horace Cayton, was published in 1945. A prolific lecturer and author, his many articles a...

Donaldson, Ivanhoe

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Hayden, Tom, 1939-2016

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Biography Tom Hayden, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member, 1983-1992 and a State Senator, 1993-1998. He represented the 44th Assembly District in Los Angeles County until 1992 when his Assembly seat was eliminated with redistricting. Hayden was then elected to the 23rd Senatorial District in Los Angeles. He left office in 2000 because of term limits. Hayden was a leader of student civil rights and anti-war movements in the 1960s...

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Samuel Leamon Younge Jr. (November 17, 1944 – January 3, 1966) was a civil rights and voting rights activist who was murdered for trying to desegregate a "whites only" restroom. Younge was an enlisted service member in the United States Navy, where he served for two years before being medically discharged. Younge was an active member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and a leader of the Tuskegee Institute Advancement League. Younge was the first African-American university ...

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National Black Economic Development Conference (1969 : Detroit, Mich.)

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Zellner, Dorothy Miller, 1938-

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Dorothy Miller Zellner served as a recruiter for the Freedom Summer project and was co-editor of Student Voice, the student newsletter of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee....

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Sharpe, Monroe

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Johnson, P. Anna (Patricia Anna)

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Zellner, James A.

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Holt, Faye

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