Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers

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Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers

1910-1956

The Walter White and Poppy Cannon Papers document the careers and lives of Walter White and Poppy Cannon. The Papers contain correspondence, writings, other papers, and photographs documenting Walter White's career as the Secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and as a writer. Poppy Cannon's career as an editor, writer, and publicity consultant is also documented in the Papers.

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Sampson, Edith S. (Edith Spurlock), 1901?-1979

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Cannon, Poppy

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Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960

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Halle, Louis Joseph, 1910-....

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Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971

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White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955

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Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949

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Viking Press.

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Johnson, Mordecai W.

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Schary, Dore

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Byfield, Robert S. (Robert Sigmund), 1896-1955

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Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979

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Cousins, Norman.

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Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971

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Looby, Z. Alexander (Zephaniah Alexander), 1899-1972

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Lawyer and educator at Fisk University, Tennessee A & I College, and meharry Medical College; organized the Kent College of Law to train African American men and women for the law profession; election to the Nashville, Tenn., City Countil (1951-1971); home bombed in 1960 because of his defense of Nashville students who staged a sit-in at lunch counters; d. 1972. From the description of Zephaniah Alexander Looby papers, 1922-1981. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972588 ...

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