George R. Metcalf papers, 1956-1971.

ArchivalResource

George R. Metcalf papers, 1956-1971.

Collection comprises research material for Metcalf's two books, BLACK PROFILES (13 biographies of prominent African Americans living and deceased), and UP FROM WITHIN: TODAY'S BLACK LEADERS (a biographical sequence of emerging black personalities and their contributions to the "black revolution" in America). Material consists of clippings, correspondence, typescripts, transcribed interviews, notes and miscellaneous printed material, and one taped interview with Metcalf on a variety of topics including urban rehabilitation. Material in collection is about Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Roy Wilkins, Shirley Chisolm, W.E.B. Du Bois, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Medgar Evers, Jackie Robinson, Eldridge Cleaver, Whitney Young, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Edward Brooke, Julian Bond, James H. Meredith, Andrew Brimmer, and others.

2 lin. ft.

Related Entities

There are 17 Entities related to this resource.

Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62p5r7g (person)

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...

Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65t3j0d (person)

Co-founder of Black Panther Party, presidential candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party (1968), and author of Soul on Ice. From the description of Papers ca. 1969-1977. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55998690 Eldridge Cleaver was born August 3, 1935 in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. During his youth he was convicted of various drug and assault charges and spent time in reformatories and prisons. His experiences led him to become a follower of Malcolm X and the Nation of...

Brimmer, Andrew F.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61c21dg (person)

Economist, academic and business leader Andrew F. Brimmer was born in Newellton, Louisiana, on September 13, 1926. The son of sharecroppers who had been driven off of the land by boll weevils, Brimmer attended local racially segregated elementary and high schools. Upon graduation, Brimmer moved to Bremerton, Washington, with an older sister and worked in a navy yard as an electrician's helper. In 1945, Brimmer was drafted into the Army, where he served until November 1946. After completing his m...

Brooke, Edward W., III (Edward William, III), 1919-2015

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61c261m (person)

Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015) was an American Republican politician. In 1966, he became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. He represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 1967 to 1979. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Brooke graduated from the Boston University School of Law after serving in the United States Army during World War II. After serving as chairman of the Finance Commission of Boston, Brooke won election a...

Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6s46r5z (person)

Civil rights leader and journalist; d. 1981. From the description of Papers, 1915-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605113 Roy Wilkins was born in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Wilkins edited the KANSAS CITY CALL, a Black newspaper, from 1923 to 1931. Wilkins became Assistant Secretary of the NAACP in 1931 and became Executive Secretary in 1955. Under his leadership the NAACP grew to 350,000 members. ...

Bond, Julian, 1940-2015

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jv0dh3 (person)

Julian Bond (1940- ), African American civil rights leader and politician, involved in sit-ins in Atlanta, helped found Committee on Appeal for Human Rights and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. From the description of Julian Bond oral history interview, 1979 Apr. 10. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38727097 Julian Bond (1940- ) is a political and civil rights activist. While studying at Morehouse College in 1960, he helped form the Committee on ...

X, Malcolm, 1925-1965

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w658220q (person)

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 ...

Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w658224h (person)

Thurgood Marshall (b. July 2, 1908, Baltimore, Maryland – d. January 24, 1993, Washington, D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled t...

Chisolm, Shirley, 1901-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xh1tmr (person)

Young, Whitney M. Whitney M. Young papers.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66m3wtj (person)

Sociologist. Whitney Moore Young, Jr. (1921-1971) was Executive Director of the National Urban League, 1961-1971. From the description of Papers, 1960-1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122443095 ...

Metcalf, George R., 1914-2002

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6k66ms6 (person)

Author and journalist; New York state senator (1951-1965). From the description of George R. Metcalf collection, 1971-1993. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70967646 Writer, New York State senator (1951-1965), former president of the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing. From the description of George R. Metcalf papers, 1956-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122485266 From the guide to the George R. Metcalf papers, 1956-1971, (...

Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67764c8 (person)

Medgar Wiley Evers (b. July 2, 1925, Decatur, MS–d. June 12, 1963, Jackson, MS) was an African American civil rights activist in Mississippi. He worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, to end segregation of public facilities, and to expand opportunities for African Americans, including enforcement of voting rights. He was assassinated by a white supremacist and Klansman....

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gk06z2 (person)

W. E. B. Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Educated at Fisk University, he did graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate. Du Bois became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Due to his contributions in the African-American community he was seen as a member of a Black elite that supported some aspects ...

Meredith, James, 1933-....

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6m067tb (person)

Epithet: Vicar of Abergele British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000304.0x0002b2 ...

Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63k42x2 (person)

Rosa Louis Lee Parks (1913-2005) became an icon of the civil rights movement after she was arrested and jailed for refusing to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus in 1955. Her courage led to the Montgomery bus boycott and eventual court order outlawing segregation and discrimination on buses in that city. She was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal, the United States' highest civilian honor, in July of 1999. ...

Tubman, Harriet, 1822-1913

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tz44ht (person)

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; b. ca. 1822–d. March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped abolitionist John Brown recruit men for his raid on Har...

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qs5m3z (person)

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...