Chuck Stone Papers, 1931-2007 and undated
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Cornel West, philosopher, political activist, social critic, actor, and public intellectual. West focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society and the means by which people act and react to their "radical conditionedness". West is an outspoken voice in left-wing politics in the United States. He has held professorships and fellowships at Harvard University, Yale University, Union Theological Seminary, Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Pepperdine University, and the U...
Woodrow Wilson Goode Sr. (born August 19, 1938) is an American community activist and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 95th Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- the first African American to hold the office- from 1984 to 1992. Born near the town of Seaboard, North Carolina, Goode moved to Philadelphia with his family in 1954. After graduating from John Bartram High School, he earned a B.A. degree from Morgan State University and an M.P.A. from the University of P...
Colin Luther Powell (April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021) was an American politician, diplomat and four-star general who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African-American Secretary of State. Prior to the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008, he and his successor, Condoleezza Rice, were the highest-ranking African Americans in the history of the federal executive branch (by virtue of the Secretary of State standing fourth in the preside...
Rita Mae Brown (born November 28, 1944) is an American feminist writer, best known for her coming-of-age autobiographical novel, Rubyfruit Jungle. Brown was active in a number of civil rights campaigns, but tended to feud with their leaders over the marginalising of lesbians within the feminist groups. Brown received the Pioneer Award for lifetime achievement at the Lambda Literary Awards in 2015. Brown was born in 1944 in Hanover, Pennsylvania to an unmarried teenage mother and her mother's ...
Ada Louise Huxtable (née Landman; March 14, 1921 – January 7, 2013) was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. Huxtable established architecture and urban design journalism in North America and raised the public’s awareness of the urban environment. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Architecture critic Paul Goldberger, also a Pulitzer Prize-winner (1984) for architectural criticism, said in 1996: "Before Ada Louise Huxtable, architecture was not a p...
Dr. Sonja Haynes Stone (1938-1991) was an associate professor of African-American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1974 to 1979 she served as director of the African-American Studies curriculum, and from 1974 to 1980 she was adviser to the Black Student Movement, a student organization at UNC-CH. The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is named in her honor. ...
The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Reverend Jackson h...
William Herbert Gray III (August 20, 1941 – July 1, 2013) was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who represented Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1979 to 1991. He also served as chairman of the House Committee on the Budget from 1985 to 1989 and House Majority Whip from 1989 to 1991. He resigned from Congress in September of that year to become president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund, a position he held until 2004. Born in Ba...
Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on July 1, 1991, to succeed Thurgood Marshall and is the second African American to serve on the Court. Thomas's service began October 23, 1991. Upon the retirement of Anthony Kennedy in 2018, Thomas became the most senior member of the Supreme Court, that is, the longest-serving current Justice, with a tenure of 28 years, 308 days as of August 2...
Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (January 5, 1928-April 19, 2021) is an American politician, diplomat and lawyer who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A United States senator from Minnesota (1964–1976), he was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1984 United States presidential election, but lost to Ronald Reagan in an Electoral College landslide. Reagan won 49 states while Mondale carried his home state of Minnesota and the District of Columbia. In Octob...
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was an American businessman and politician who served as the 41st vice president of the United States from 1974 to 1977, and previously as the 49th governor of New York from 1959 to 1973. He also served as assistant secretary of State for American Republic Affairs for Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (1944–1945) as well as under secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1954....
Epithet: US comedian and civil rights activist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x000133 ...
Arthur Ashe, African-American tennis champion and human rights activist, was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1943 and first played tennis on local segregated park courts. Educated at UCLA, he played on and captained numerous Davis Cup teams, and competed in tournaments throughout the world winning the United States Open in 1968, the Australian Open in 1970, and Wimbledon in 1975. He served as an early director of the Association of Tennis Professionals, a players' union which attempted to reform t...
Timothy B. Tyson was born in 1959 in North Carolina, the son of Reverend Vernon Tyson and Martha Buie Tyson. The family lived in several North Carolina cities, including Raleigh, Oxford, and Wilmington. Timothy Tyson earned a B.A. from Emory University in 1987 and a Ph.D. from Duke University in 1994. He is professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2004 and 2005, he was Visiting Professor of American Christianity and Southern Culture a...
President of the University of North Carolina; U.S. senator for North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1943-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122619645 Educator, government official. From the description of Reminiscences of Frank Porter Graham : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376749 University president. From the...
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. R...
The National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, later the National Urban League, resulted from the 1910 merger of three welfare organizations in New York, N.Y.: the Committee for Improving Industrial Conditions among Negroes in New York, the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, and the National League for Protection of Colored Women. From the description of Records of the National Urban League, 1910-1986 (bulk 1930-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130941 ...
Bruner taught psychology at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Jerome Seymour Bruner, 1915-1971 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972992 Psychologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Jerome S. Bruner : oral history, 1999. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269256977 ...
The Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM) was a community action group that developed a Head Start program for low income, primarily black, pre-school children. The CDGM Head Start program evolved from a meeting called by Dr. Tom Levin, a civil rights activist, with five other social scientists and professionals, which was held in New York City on March 11, 1965. Levin was the first director of the CDGM's Head Start program which, in its heyday, operated eighty-seven centers...
Sidney Poitier KBE (born February 20, 1927, Miami, Florida – died January 6, 2022, Los Angeles, California), Bahamian-American actor, film director, and ambassador. In 1964, he was the first African American and first Bahamian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also received two competitive Golden Globe Awards, a competitive British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. Poitier's family lived in the Bahamas, then still a Crown col...
David Salzer Broder (b. 1929, Chicago, Illinois), journalist and political columnist, wrote for the following journals and papers: Congressional Quarterly (1955-60), Washington Star (1960-65), New York Times (1965-66), and the Washington Post (1966-). Broder is the author of The Party's Over (1972), The Changing of the Guard (1980) and Behind the Front Page (1987). From the description of Broder, David S. (David Salzer), 1929- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId...
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States of America and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants and nearly one million adult volunteers. The BSA was founded in 1910, and since then, more than 110 million Americans have been participants in BSA programs at some time. The BSA is part of the international Scout Movement and became a founding member organization of the World Or...
John Shelton Reed (1942- ) was director of the Institute for Research in Social Science and professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with research interests in, among other subjects, southern regional studies, popular culture, public opinion research, and regional value differentiation. From the guide to the John Shelton Reed Papers, 1960s-2000s, (Southern Historical Collection) John Shelton Reed (1942- ) was director of the Institute for Re...
Edward Gene Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, politician, and author. He served as the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2011, as chair of the national Democratic Party, and as the Mayor of Philadelphia from 1992 to 2000. Born in New York City to a Jewish family from Russia, Rendell moved to Philadelphia for college, completing his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. He was elected District Attorne...
Organizational History People for the American Way (PFAW) was founded in 1981 by Norman Lear, Barbara Jordan, Father Theodore Hesburgh, and Andrew Heiskell. PFAW is dedicated to promoting equality, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. Their operational mission includes promoting progressive policies, electing progressive candidates, and holding public officials accountable. Josh Glasstetter from PFAW read in the New York Times about th...
John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (b. July 18, 1921, Cambridge, Guernsey County-d. December 8, 2016, Columbus, Ohio), astronaut and U.S. Senator from Ohio. He attended public schools of New Concord, Ohio, and later graduated from Muskingum College. Glenn served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1965, and was later a test pilot and joining the United States space program in 1959. He was selected as one of the original seven Mercury astronauts. In February 1962, Glenn became the first American...
Lani Guinier was born on April 19, 1950, in New York City. Her father, Ewart, was a lawyer, union organizer, and real estate agent, and her mother, Eugenia, was a public school teacher. In the late 1960s, Guinier attended Harvard University and was one of the students who petitioned for the establishment of an African American studies program there, which was later headed by her father. In 1971, she graduated from Harvard's Radcliffe College. In 1974, Guinier graduated from Yale Law School, wher...
Legislator, Congressman. Sam M. Gibbons was born in Hillsborough County in 1920. He served in the Florida State Legislature during the 1950s and played a major role in the founding of the University of South Florida. In 1962, he won the newly created United States Representative seat, which he held until his retirement in 1994. Congressman Gibbons served in the United States Army during World War II. He participated in the invasion of France at Normandy. ...
In 1945, four individuals who had worked on the Manhattan project-John L. Balderston, Jr., Dieter M. Gruen, W.J. McLean, and David B. Wehmeyer-formed a committee and wrote a letter to 154 public figures asking for their opinions about the possibility of the creation of a world government. Over the next year, as the various public figures responded to the letter, the responses were correlated into a report that was released in 1947. From the guide to the Balderston, John L., Jr. Colle...
National organization to prevent legalized gambling. From the guide to the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling organizational papers, 1995-2005, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...
Black activist. From the description of Radio broadcast of an interview with Malcolm X, 1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309736449 Black nationalist. From the description of Reminiscences of Malcolm X : lecture, [196-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513305 African American nationalist leader and minister of the Nation of Islam who sought to broaden the civil rights struggle ...
1924 July 21 Born in St. Louis, Mo. to Charles Sumner and Madalene Martha (Chafin) Stone 1942 1943 Attended Springfield College 1943 Drafted, commissioned as a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps ...
Philanthropic organization established in 1936 by Henry and Edsel Ford from profits of the Ford Motor Company. From the description of Grant files, [ca. 1936-1986]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155532303 ...
Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia –d. April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize and in 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to M...
John Llewellyn Lewis was elected president of the United Mine Workers of America in 1920, and held that position til 1960 when he retired. Lewis spent his life fighting for the workingman's fair share and the basic human rights he saw denied to poor whites and African Americans. From the description of Scholarly Resources, inc. FBI file on John L. Lewis. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 180689722 ...
Gerald N. Springer was born in London, England in 1944. When Jerry was five, the family emigrated to New York City. Springer attended Tulane University and completed a Bachelor's degree in political science. He earned his J.D. at Northwestern University. Springer began his political career as an aide on Robert Kennedy's 1968 Presidential Election campaign. He then joined the law firm of Frost & Jacobs in Cincinnati, Ohio. He became involved in local politics beginning with a ref...