Julian Bond papers [manuscript], circa 1943-2006.


Julian Bond papers [manuscript], circa 1943-2006.

Noted figures with whom Bond corresponded more than twice include Clarence Avant, Richard W. Bruner, Bill Clinton, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Bert Gilden, Richard Hatcher, Parker Hudson, Hubert H. Humphrey, Daniel K. Inuouye, Kivie Kaplan, Edward M. Kennedy, Ethel S. Kennedy, Coretta Scott King, George McGovern, Sam Massell, Howard Moore, Charles J. Negaro, Johnny E. Parham, Jr., David Pearson Associates, Donald O. Peterson, Rosser Reeves, Carl B. Stokes and Andrew Young. The collection also contains one to two letters each, usually brief, routine or form, from a variety of civil rights and political leaders including Kay Boyle, Carol Moseley Braun, Stephen Breyer, Erin Brockovich, Edward W. Brooke, Howard W. Cannon, Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Shirley Chisholm, Max Cleland, William S. Cohen, John Conyers, Jr., Alan Cranston, Thomas J. Dodd, Michael F. Easley, John Edwards, Myrlie Evers-Williams, James Farmer, Russell Feingold, A. June Franklin, Nikki Giovanni, Parris Glendening, Charles E. Goodell, and Philip A. Hart. Also Vance Hartke, Chester Hartman, Maynard Jackson, Jacob K. Javits, Vernon Jordan (with photograph), John Kerry, John Lewis, Walter F. Mondale, Elijah Muhammad, Huey Newton, Adam Clayton Powell, Abe Ribicoff, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Russell, Paul Sarbanes, William B. Saxbe, Richard S. Schweiker, Paul L. Seitz, Louis Stokes, Percy Sutton, Strom Thurmond, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Joseph D. Tydings, Morris K. Udall, George C. Wallace, Roy Wilkins, and Oprah Winfrey. The collection also contains copies of speeches by Shirley Chisholm, Kenneth B. Clark, Leroy D. Clark, Bill Clinton, Frederick Douglass (from the Web), John W. Gardner, Paul M. Gaston, Jesse Jackson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Thurgood Marshall, Thabo Mbeki, Edmund S. Muskie, James G. O'Hara, William Proxmire, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William L. Taylor, and J. Harvie Wilkinson, III Bond's political carreer, civil rights and issues pertinent to African Americans are major themes in his political papers, topical files, correspondence and speeches and writings of himself and others. Specific subjects include Georgia state politics, Bond's campaigns, and efforts to be seated in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965; the Georgia Loyal National Delegation at the 1968 Democratic National Convention; presidential elections from 1968-1976; minority candidates in various state and local elections, and voting rights. Other topics include the Angela Davis case; the death penalty; the Israeli/Jewish Question; a newsletter/journal on black politics; South Africa and a sterilization controversy. Routine constituent correspondence contains general requests, letters of support, media requests, and requests for donations, endorsement and legal aid. The NAACP is the largest topic in the Organizations Series and contains major subfiles on "The Crises," CEO Kweisi Mfume, and the National Voter Fund. Other organizations include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Community Change, the Citizens Board of Inquiry into Health Services for Americans, the Free Southern Theater, the National Sharecroppers Fund, the National Urban League, the Southern Elections Fund, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Southern Regional Council, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. American Program Bureau Papers consist chiefly of contracts, correspondence, and itineraries. There are also files of invitations accepted and declined. Individual items of interest include a program autographed by W.E.B. DuBois to Horace M. Bond, with Bond's explanation as to why DuBois used the word "Negro"; a brief note to Bond by Jesse Jackson on the occasion of his announcement that he was seeking the Democratic presidential nomination; a casette recording of a radio interview on Jimmy Carter and ethnic purity; a cassette recording of a dispute at the 1984 Democratic National Convention; signed broadsides from Atlanta University Center, [1960?], a broadside tribute to Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman, 1964; a covering letter from Ann Richards enclosing a copy of her keynote address at the1988 Democratic convention, and Horace Mann Bond's 1943 article "The Negro in the Armed Forces of the United States Prior to World War I."

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Richard B. Russell (1897-1971), lawyer and politician, born in Winder, Georgia. Served as State Representative (1921-1931), Georgia Governor (1931-1933), and U.S. Senator (1933-1971). From the description of Richard B. Russell Jr. MacArthur hearing files, 1951-1953. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477265 Bill Westmoreland was a Clerk in the Superior Court of Gilmer County, Georgia. From the description of Bill Westmoreland letter from Richard B. Russell, 1965. (...

Bond, Julian, 1940-2015

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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 ...

Wilkinson, J. Harvie, 1944-....

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Negaro, Charles J.

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David Pearson Associates,

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King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006

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Coretta Scott King (b. April 27, 1927, Marion, AL–d. Jan. 30, 2006, Rosarito Beach, Mexico) was the wife of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. She attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and earned a degree from the New England Conservatory of Music studying under Marie Sundelius. She met King in Boston and they were married in 1953. They had four children: Yolanda (1955), Martin III (1957), Dexter (1961), and Bernice (1963).The King family lived in Montgomery, Alabama. Mrs. ...

Winfrey, Oprah, 1954-

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Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media," she was the richest African-American of the 20th century, was once the world's only Black billionaire and the greatest Black philanthropist in U...

Giovanni, Nikki

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Award-winning poet, author, and civil rights activist, Nikki Giovanni, was born Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr,. on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.A poet and spoken word artist, Giovanni entered Fisk University in 1960, where she edited the school's literary magazine and became involved in both the Writer's Workshop and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; she received her B.A. degree in 1967. Giovanni became active in the Black Arts Movement, ...

Cannon, Howard W.

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Senator Cannon strongly supported the Great Society programs and the War on Poverty. As a decorated World War II pilot, he was particularly interested in aviation issues. From the description of [Howard Cannon Collection]. 1958-1983. (University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 459820231 ...

Kaplan, Kivie, 1904-1975

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Kivie Kaplan was born on April 1, 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1924, Kivie Kaplan and his brothers took over their father's leather businesses. He had joined the N.A.A.C.P. in 1932 and was elected President in 1966; he held that post until his death. ...

Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993

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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...

Edwards, John, 1953 June 10-

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Democratic Party (U.S.)

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Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002

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John William Gardner (1912-2002) was vice president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1949 to 1955, and president of the Carnegie Corporation from 1955 to 1965. He was a member of President Kennedy's Task Force on Education in 1960, on President Johnson's Task Force on Education in 1964, and he served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1965 to 1968. From the description of Gardner, John William, 1912-2002 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)...

Proxmire, William

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Cranston, Alan MacGregor.

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Cranston was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Calif., 1969-1993. From the description of Alan Cranston letters : TLS, 1969 and 1972. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122539548 ...

Peterson, Donald O. (Donald Oliver), 1925-

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Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

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Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818. He barely knew his mother, who lived on a different plantation and died when he was a young child and never discovered the identity of his father. When he turned eight years old, his slaveowner hired him out to work as a body servant in Baltimore. At an early age, Frederick realized there was a connection between literacy and freedom. Not allowed to attend school, he taught himself to read and wr...

Elijah, Muhammad, 1897-1975

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Hartman, Chester W

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Massell, Sam

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Businessman and mayor of Atlanta, Ga.; b. 1927. From the description of Papers, 1889-1983. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 28414437 ...

Taylor, William L., 1931-2010

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Civil rights lawyer and educator. From the description of William L. Taylor papers, 1971-1996 (bulk 1987-1992). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983850 William Lewis Taylor (October 4, 1931-June 28, 2010) was a prominent lawyer and civil rights activist. For over five decades, he advocated tirelessly on behalf of African-Americans facing discrimination in education, housing, and voting, and played a key role in writing federal laws guaranteeing the rights of all Americans re...

Southern Poverty Law Center

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Evers-Williams, Myrlie.

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Civic leader and civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams was born on March 17, 1933 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Mildred Washington Beasley and James Van Dyke Beasley. Raised by her paternal grandmother and aunt, who were both schoolteachers, Evers-Williams graduated from Magnolia High School in 1950, and enrolled at Alcorn A&M College.She married Medgar Evers in 1951, who she met on her first day at Alcorn A&M College. The couple moved to Mound Bayou, Mississippi in 1952, where Ever...

National urban league

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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 ...

Cleland, Max, 1942-2021

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Joseph Maxwell Cleland (August 24, 1942 – November 9, 2021) was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party from Georgia, he notably served as a Georgia State Senator from 1971 to 1975, as the 10th Administrator of Veterans Affairs from 1977 to 1981, as the 23rd Secretary of State of Georgia from 1983 to 1996, and as a United States Senator from Georgia from 1997 to 2003. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Lithonia, Georgia, he graduated from Lithonia High School before earni...

Carter, Jimmy, 1924-

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Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery. His father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman; his mother, Lillian Gordy, a registered nurse. He was educated in the Plains public schools, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a ...

National Sharecroppers' Fund (U.S.)

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The Southern Rural Training Project was sponsored by the Southern Sharecroppers' Fund and funded through the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. The project was designed to assist in the development of community action, education, and job-training programs in the rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. From the description of Southern Rural Training Project records, 1967-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476694 ...

Center for Community Change

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Goodell, Charles E. (Charles Ellsworth), 1926-1987

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Charles Ellsworth Goodell (1926-1987), lawyer, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from upstate New York, 1959-1968, and U.S. Senator, 1968-1971. Although at first he was a conservative Republican, he adopted increasingly liberal views on public policy. After being defeated in his bid to return to the Senate because of his opposition to the Vietnam War, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. and served as chairman of the Presidential Clemency Board which reviewed applications for cle...

Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992

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Kay Boyle (1902-1992) was an American avant garde writer and poet. She lived in San Francisco, Newark, Delaware, and Rowayton, Connecticut, when she wrote these letters. From the description of Kay Boyle letters and poems, 1935-1975. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 33890909 Kay Boyle was an American essayist, novelist, short-story writer, translator, essayist, and translator. From the description of Kay Boyle collection of papers, 1...

Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976

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U. S. Senator from Michigan, 1959-1976. From the description of Philip A. Hart sound recordings, 1959-1976. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 747430732 U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1959-1976. From the description of Philip A. Hart papers, 1948-1976. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420860 Philip A. Hart was United States Senator from Michigan, serving from 1959 until his death in December of 1976. Born in Bryn Mawr,...

Glendening, Parris N.

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Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914-2005

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Psychologist and educator. From the description of Kenneth Bancroft Clark papers, 1897-1994 (bulk 1935-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982674 Social psychologist, educator, and author. From the description of Audio materials, 1950-1975 [sound recording]. 1950-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 40723090 African American psychologist and educator. From the description of Papers, 1897-1994 (bulk 1935-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

O'Hara, James G.

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Democratic congressman from Michigan, member of the House committees on Education and Labor, Interior and Insular Affairs, Budget, and the Joint Committee on Congressional Operations; and chairman of the Democratic Study Group, 1967-1968, and chairman of the Democratic Party Commission on Rules, 1969-1972. From the description of James G. O'Hara papers, 1958-1987. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79077488 From the description of James G. O'Hara papers, 1955-1976...

Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005

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Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924-2005) activist, educator, politician and author was born in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of four girls. She lived in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn with her factory worker father, Charles (originally from British Guyana) and her seamstress and domestic worker mom, Ruby Seale (who came from Barbados). Between 1927 and 1934, Chisholm was sent to live with her grandmother, Emaline Seale, in Christ Church, Barbados. Chisholm attended local school, ...

Clark, Leroy D., 1934-

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Stokes, Carl, 1927-1996

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Carl Burton Stokes (June 21, 1927 – April 3, 1996) was an American lawyer, jurist, television personality, politician, and diplomat. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 51st mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Born and raised in Cleveland, he dropped out of high school to work at Thompson Products, joining the U.S. Army at age 18. After his discharge in 1946, Stokes returned to Cleveland and earned his high school diploma in 1947. He then attended several colleges before earning his bach...

Moore, Howard

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Kennedy, Ethel, 1928-

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Reeves, Rosser,

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Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009

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Edward Moore Kennedy (b. Feb. 22, 1932, Boston, Mass.-d. Aug. 25, 2009), graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government in 1956, and received his LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was elected democratic senator from Massachusetts in 1962, served until his death in August 2009. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County from 1961 to 1962, and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980....

Tydings, Joseph D. (Joseph Davies), 1928-2018

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Lawyer and former United State Senator from Maryland. From the description of Joseph D. Tydings papers, 1930-1986 (bulk 1964-1970). (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 22233155 Joseph Davies Tydings was born on May 4, 1928, in Asheville, North Carolina, to Thomas Cheeseborough and Eleanor Davies Cheeseborough. At the age of six, his mother divorced Cheeseborough; she later married Millard Tydings of Havre de Grace, Maryland, who adopted her s...

Hudson, Frank Parker

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Parham, Johnny E.,

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Democratic National Convention 1984 San Francisco, Calif.

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Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-2020

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John Robert Lewis (February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020) was an American politician, statesman, and civil rights activist and leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020. He was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1963 to 1966. Lewis was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. He fulfilled many key roles in the civil right...

Bruner, Richard W.

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Gilden, Bert, -1971

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