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African American Civil Rights collection, 1865-2001, undated

Emory University

Emory Law Archives

Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library

1301 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-0059

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/rx2zp


Descriptive Summary

Title: African American Civil Rights collection, 1865-2001, undated
Call Number:L-045
Extent: 3.80 linear ft. (2 boxes + 2 oversize boxes)
Abstract:Contains correspondence, photographs, ephemera, and printed material related to the advancement of African American civil rights in the United States.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchased from the Black History Store, 2013.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], African American Civil Rights collection, Emory Law Archives, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Clayton McGahee, 2017.


Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

This artificial collection contains correspondence, photographs, books and printed material, artwork, and other papers from several members of the African American community in Atlanta and the southeast, as well as national organizations. Individuals include Maynard Jackson, Andrew Young, Jewel Woodard Simon, Allan Knight Chalmers (chairman of the NAACP), Rufus Clement (longest serving president of Atlanta University), Thomas W. Cole, Jr. (president of Clark College), Cleveland L. Dennard (president of Atlanta University), Norris Herndon and Jesse Hill, Jr. (presidents of Atlanta Life Insurance Company), along with several others. The collection also includes material from Amiri Baraka, Frederick Douglass Moon (African American educator from Oklahoma), Wallace Muhammad (son of Elijah Muhammad, Leader of the Nation of Islam), and several others. National organizations include the N.A.A.C.P. and the Black Panther Party.



Container List

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
OP 1 1 Chalmers, Allan Knight, matted, 1963 May 14

Letter from the Chairman of the N.A.A.C.P. is soliciting funds to aid protesters in Birmingham at the center of the Civil Rights Movement.

1 1 Clement, Rufus Early (2 letters), 1953
1 2 Cole, Thomas W., Jr., 1989 February 13
1 3 Dennard, Cleveland L., 1980 May 27
1 4 Gloster, Hugh M., 1981 May 1
1 5 Greene, Chas. W. (2 letters), 1958
1 6 Hartsfield, William B., 1958 January 17
1 7 Hill, Jesse, Jr., 1981 March 13
1 8 Jackson, Maynard (2 letters), 1981, 1989
1 9 Johnson, James Weldon; letter to Jewel Alma Woodward (Simon), also includes handwritten poetry by Woodward, 1935 December 27
1 10 Johnson, Jondell, 1980 August 8
1 11 Lick, Dale W., 1980 November 7
1 12 Manley, Albert E., 1975 August 5
1 13 Romaine, Howard, 1964, 2001

Includes 9 letters and documents, the correspondence written to and from Howard Romaine and his mother, Mrs. A. H. Romaine. Also includes one statement written by Howard Romaine in 2001.

1 14 Steed, Annette and Larry D. Thompson, 1985 March 29
1 15 Thompson, C. E., 1969 April 16
1 16 Wilkins, Roy, 1967 February 10
1 17 Young, Andrew, 1970 December 14
Photographs
1 18 Arnold, L. Calton, circa 1940s
1 19 Atlanta Life Insurance (9 photographs), circa 1940-1980
1 20 Baraka, Amiri, circa 1960s
OP 1 2 Baraka, Amiri, matted photograph, circa 1960s
1 21 Clark College graduation leaders, undated

Includes Charles L. Knight, E. L. Simon, and Paul L. Brown.

1 22 Community service club, circa 1940s
1 23 Lee, George W., circa 1950s
OP 2 1 Milford, Delaware High School integration scene, International News photograph, framed with caption, 1954 September 27
1 24 Moon, Frederick Douglass; individual photographs, 1945-1954, undated
1 25 Moon, Frederick Douglass; group photographs, 1955, undated
1 26 Moon, Frederick Douglass; group photographs with related material, 1947-1963, undated
1 27 Muhammad, Wallace, circa 1970s
1 28 Simon family photograph, circa 1950s
Papers and Manuscripts
1 29 Baraka, Amiri; mimeograph script for play "S-1," 1976
Printed Material
1 30 Atlanta Life Insurance Weekly Report, 1974 September 9
1 31 "Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1977," 1977
OP 1 3 "Celebrating Twentieth Anniversary of 1965 Voting Rights Act," Atlanta Chapter N.A.A.C.P. program, 1985 April 18
1 32 N.A.A.C.P., 1959-1966, undated
OP 1 4 Newspaper: Black Panther Party platform and program, "What We Want, What We Believe," 1966 October
OP 1 5 Newspaper: Black Panther Party publication, "The Paper," published by the student coalition, 1970 March
OP 1 6 Newspaper: "Chicago Defender Honor Roll," reproduction, 1951
OP 1 7 Newspaper clipping: George W. Lee subdivision, 1955 September 5
1 33 Pamphlet, "What you should know about George C. Wallace," circa 1968
1 34 Program, Atlanta University tribute to Hallie Beachem Brooks, 1977 May 13
1 35 Program, Dixie Hills Political and Civic Club, 1952 October 15
1 36 Program, 1st annual dinner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change, Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., 1977 October 12
1 37 Program, 12th Annual Writers' Workshop Conference, Clark College, 1981 April

Program signed by Maya Angelou.

1 38 Program, 20th Annual N.A.A.C.P. Freedom Fund Dinner, 1977 September 30

Program signed by Cleavon Little, Julian Bond, Hand Aaron, Isaac Hayes, Aminda Wilkins, and others.

1 39 Reprint, "Equal Justice Under Law," by Ralph Johnson Bunche, 1951 March
1 40 Reprint, "Thomas Mundy Peterson," commemoration of the first African American voter in the United States under the 15th amendment. Written by William C. McGinnis, 1960
1 41 Speech delivered by Oliver P. Morton on the Mississippi election, 1876 January 19
1 42 Speech, "Reconstruction and Negro Suffrage," by Governor Oliver P. Morton of Indiana, 1865
1 43 Testimonial dinner honoring Frederick Douglass Moon, 1955 June 10
Books
2 1 Lieutenant Lee of Beale Street, by David M. Tucker, signed copy, 1971
2 2 The Autobiography of Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka, signed copy, 1984
2 3 The "Trial" of Bobby Seale, signed copy, 1970
Artwork
OP 1 8 Mixed media collage by Jewel Woodard Simon, matted, circa 1968
OP 1 8 "Spring," collage by Jewel Woodard Simon, matted, circa 1950
OP 1 8 Untitled artwork by Jewel Woodard Simon, matted, circa 1960s
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