Jill Nelson papers, 1985-2006.


Jill Nelson papers, 1985-2006.

The Jill Nelson papers document Nelson's career as a writer and editor and press agent for C. Vernon Mason's campaign for Manhattan District Attorney. The collection contains audiotapes interviews with politicians, celebrities and historians such as Na'im Akbar, Marion Barry, Avery Brooks, Solomon Brown, Nelson Mandela, Diana Ross, and Oprah Winfrey. There are also typescripts, promotional material and reviews for Nelson's books, as well as clippings of her writings for various publications. There are also files for about Nelson's involvement with the Mike Tyson Parade in Harlem after his release from jail in 1995, and the protest following the police killing of Amadou Diallo in 1999. The collection also contains research notebooks and materials.

6.4 linear feet. (4 record cartons, 1 archival box.)

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Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013

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Akbar, Na'im.

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Ross, Diana, 1944-

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Barry, Marion, 1936-

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Marion Barry was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi on March 6, 1936. From an impoverished family, he went on to become a vigorous civil rights activist and served four terms as Mayor of the District of Columbia. Barry grew up in Memphis, where he attended Booker T. Washington High School. During the City's 1958 bus desegregation drive, Barry received his first taste of public confrontation and media notoriety. Subsequently, he abandoned his doctoral studies in Chemistry at the University of Tenness...

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Nelson, Jill, 1952-

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Jill Nelson was born and raised in Harlem and has been a journalist for over twenty years. She is the author of the memoir, "Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience" (1993), "Straight," "No Chaser: How I Became A Grown-Up Black Woman" (1997), "Sexual Healing," (2003), "Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island" (2005) and editor of "Police Brutality: An Anthology" (2000). Nelson's work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Essence, ...

Brown, Solomon

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