Subseries 3.3
Bernard S. Lee files, 1956-1977
Boxes 179 - 196

Biographical Note

Bernard S. Lee began working for SCLC in 1963 as Special Assistant to President Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1968, he became Executive Assistant to President Ralph David Abernathy, a position he held until 1973 when he became Executive Vice President. He served the organization in this role until Abernathy retired in 1977, at which time Lee also left SCLC.

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of the records of Executive Vice President Bernard S. Lee from 1966-1977, including correspondence and office files. The bulk of the material dates from Lee's tenure as Executive Vice President from 1973-1977. However, also included are documents relating to Lee's position as Executive Assistant to President Ralph David Abernathy from 1968-1973. Of particular interest are correspondence and planning records for the Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice (1976) of which Lee and the SCLC were collaborators and principal organizers. Also documented are activities outside Lee's work with SCLC, including his tenure as a member of the Census Advisory Committee on the Black Population for the 1980 Census and as a board member for the National Association for Community Development.

Arrangement Note

Correspondence is arranged in chronological order. Office files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
179 1 Undated
179 2 1966-1969
179 3 1970
179 4 Circa 1971
179 5 1971 January-March
179 6 1971 April-September
179 7 1971 October-December
179 8 1972 circa
179 9 1972 January
179 10 1972 February
180 1 1972 March
180 2 1972 April-May
180 3 1972 June
180 4 1972 July
180 5 1972 August
181 1 1972 October-December
181 2 1973 circa
181 3 1973 January
181 4 1973 February 1-15
181 5 1973 February 16-28
181 6 1973 March
181 7 1973 April
181 8 1973 May 1-22
181 9 1973 May 23-31
181 10 1973 June 1-20
182 1 1973 June 20-29
182 2 1973 July
182 3 1973 August
182 4 1973 September
182 5 1973 October
182 6 1973 November- December
182 7 1974 January-June
182 8 1974 July-October
182 9 1974 November
183 1 1974 December
183 2 1975 circa
183 3 1975 January
183 4 1975 February
183 5 1975 March
183 6 1975 April
183 7 1975 May 1-10
184 1 1975 May 12-23
184 2 1975 May 26-31
184 3 1975 June 2-13
184 4 1975 June 16-23
184 5 1975 June 24-26
184 6 1975 June 27-30
185 1 1975 July
185 2 1975 August
185 3 1975 September
185 4 1975 October
185 5 1975 November
185 6 1975 December
185 7 1976 January-March
186 1 1976 April-June
186 2 1976 July-September
186 3 1976 October
186 4 1976 November-December
186 5 1977
Office files
186 6 Abernathy for Congress, 1977
186 7 African Liberation Day Coordinating Committee, 1972
186 8 Amendment Number Two to the Georgia State Constitution, circa 1976
186 9 American Friends Service Committee, 1971-1976
186 10 American Bankruptcy Council, 1973-1976
187 1 The American Jewish Committee, 1972
187 2 American Jewish Congress, 1972-1976
187 3 "Amnesty: A Moral Forgiveness," The Official Position of the SCLC, 1974
187 4 Angola, Africa, 1975-1978
187 5 Apartheid, 1976
187 6 Arms race, 1976
187 7 Atlanta, Georgia press list, undated
187 8 Atlanta subcommittee of the SCLC-Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center Committee on Cooperation, undated
187 9 Babylon Youth Employment Service, 1972
187 10 Baptist Ministers Convention, Coast-to-Coast, 1976
187 11 Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 1976
187 12 Biographical sketches and resume, circa 1972-1976
187 13 Birthday observances for Martin Luther King, Jr., circa 1972
187 14 Bishop College, 1976
187 15 Blessy, Gerald, 1976
187 16 Board of Directors, 1976
187 17 Boston, Massachusetts school desegregation, 1976
187 18 Budget Rent-a Car, discrimination complaints from Tyrone Brooks and Hosea Williams, 1975
187 19 Caucus of Black Democrats, black delegates meeting, 1976
187 20 "The Cause of Poverty," undated
187 21 Census Advisory Committee, 1975 [1 of 2]
187 22 Census Advisory Committee, 1975 [2 of 2]
188 1 Census Advisory Committee, 1976 [1 of 4]
188 2 Census Advisory Committee, 1976 [2 of 4]
188 3 Census Advisory Committee, 1976 [3 of 4]
188 4 Census Advisory Committee, 1976 [4 of 4
188 5 Century Planning Associates, Inc., grant writing workshop, 1976
188 6 Certificates and awards, 1976
188 7 Chapters and Affiliates, Illinois, Chicago Suburban chapter, 1976
188 8 Chapters and Affiliates, Indiana, Indianapolis chapter, 1971
188 9 Chapters and Affiliates, Massachusetts state unit, 1972
188 10 Chapters and Affiliates, Ohio, Cincinnati chapter, 1976
188 11 Chapters and Affiliates, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia chapter, 1970-1972
188 12 Chapters and Affiliates, Southern Christian Leadership Conference-West, 1972
188 13 Charleston, South Carolina, 1970
188 14 Chile, circa 1976
188 15 Citizens Coordinating Committee, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1970
188 16 Citron, Robert R. (Doctor), 1956-1971
188 17 Clark, Kenneth B., 1975
188 18 Cleaver, Emanuel, II, 1976
188 19 Clergy and Laity Concerned, 1976
188 20 Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy, 1976
189 1 Columbus, Georgia legal material, 1972
189 2 Committee for Freedom in India, 1976
189 3 Committee for Peaceful Reunification of Fatherland, 1975
189 4 Communities in Action Together, 1976
189 5 Community for Creative Non-Violence, 1976
189 6 Community Relations Council annual meeting, 1972
189 7 Comprehensive Employment and Training for Atlanta (CETA), 1976
189 8 Congressional Black Caucus, 1976
189 9 The Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice, agendas, meeting minutes, memoranda, planning records, 1976 [See also Series 7: Department of Direct Action records]
189 10 The Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice, correspondence, 1975
189 11 The Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice, correspondence, 1976 [1 of 2]
189 12 The Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice, correspondence, 1976 [2 of 2]
189 13 The Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice, financial records, 1976
190 1 The Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice, fliers, news clippings, newsletters, press releases, 1976
190 2 "Crucials for the Seventies," circa 1972
190 3 Death penalty, 1976
190 4 Delaware prisons, 1970-1972
190 5 Distributive Workers of America, District 65 Cleveland Robinson, 1976
190 6 Douthard, William, 1976
190 7 Draft plan to register all potential SSI recipients within the City of Atlanta and thirteen designated counties, 1974
190 8 Duane Larue Chenault Memorial March, 1976
190 9 Du Bois, W.E.B./Mao Tse-tung, 1976
190 10 Dunbar, J. Reginald, II, 1972-1976
190 11 Economic Opportunity Atlanta and Exodus Summer Job Program, 1977
190 12 Embry, Annell, circa 1976
190 13 Endorsements, 1976
190 14 English, Carolyn A., 1976
190 15 Equal Rights Amendment, 1976
190 16 Ervin, Lorenzo Komboa, 1976
190 17 Etheridge, Samuel B., statement on student push-outs, 1974
190 18 Evans, Emanuel, 1976
190 19 Fager, William W., 1976
190 20 Fast for a World Harvest, 1976
190 21 Fauntroy, Walter, campaign for Congress, 1970
190 22 Federal Communications Commission, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, 1976
190 23 Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1974-1976
190 24 Ferry, W.H., 1976
190 25 "Fight-Don't Starve," demonstration, undated
190 26 Financial records, appeal letter, 1976
190 27 Financial records, donors, 1976
190 28 Financial records, forged check, 1971
190 29 Florida Alliance Against Repression, 1976
190 30 Florida, Ed McNeely, 1976
190 31 Florida, Office of the Governor, 1976
190 32 Florida/South Carolina news clippings, circa 1976
190 33 Food Action Center, 1976
190 34 Food Day, 1976
190 35 Food Stamp Bill, 1976
190 36 Food Stamp Program, 1976
190 37 Form letter, 1970
191 1 Freedom Development Corporation, undated
191 2 The Georgia Coalition for the Liberation of the Black and the Poor, undated
191 3 The Gibson Report, 1976
191 4 Grand jury reform legislation, 1975-1976
191 5 Grant proposal to the Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church, undated
191 6 Grant proposal to the Field Foundation, 1971
191 7 Great Americans Memorial, Inc., 1976
191 8 Gulf Oil Corporation, 1976
191 9 Gulfside United Methodist Assembly, Waveland, Mississippi, undated
191 10 Hebrew Israelite Nation of Jerusalem, 1976
191 11 Holy Family Hospital dispute, 1971
191 12 House Bill 10686, A bill to amend title 13, United State Code, to require that population census records be transferred to the National Archives within 50 years after a census, and that such records be made available after 75 years to persons conducting research for genealogical and other purposes, 1975-1976
191 13 House Bill 1367 to amend an Act approved March 29, 1937 known as the "Unemployment Compensation Law," 1976
191 14 House Resolution 204, Investigation Bill to establish a House committee for the purpose of studying the circumstances surrounding the deaths of President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the attempted assassination of Governor George Wallace, 1975-1976
191 15 Individuals against the Crime of Silence, 1976
191 16 Indo-China Newsletter, 1972
191 17 Indochine Resource Center, 1976
191 18 Indonesia, 1976
191 19 Institute for Voluntary Organizations, 1976
191 20 International visitors, 1976
191 21 International Council for Business Opportunity, circa 1976
191 22 Interview, 1976
191 23 Israel-Consulate General, Atlanta, Georgia 1976
191 24 Israel/Lebanon, 1976
191 25 Jackson, Jesse (Reverend), Operation PUSH, 1976
191 26 Jackson, Maynard (Mayor), 1976
191 27 "Jackson State, Augusta, and the New South," circa 1971
191 28 Jamaica tour, 1972
191 29 Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, 1976
191 30 Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale Campaign, 1976
191 31 July 4th Coalition, 1976
191 32 Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, 1972-1975
191 33 Lee, Bernard S., "Leisure Time for the Poor," undated
191 34 Legal records, SCLC v. FBI and Lee v. FBI, 1976 Lee v. FBI, 1976
191 35 Legislative Memo, 1972
191 36 Lowery, Joseph E. (Reverend), 1974
191 37 Mail log, 1974
191 38 Mailing and phone lists, undated
192 1 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, 1972-1976
192 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Games, 1976
192 3 "Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man and the March," 1976
192 4 Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaque, Heritage Distributors, Inc., 1976
192 5 Mashinini and Khotsa tour schedules, undated
192 6 Meeting agendas and minutes, 1970-1976
192 7 Memoranda, internal 1970-1976
192 8 Metropolitan Insurance, 1972
192 9 Middle East, Palestine/Israel deadlock, 1976
192 10 Models Touch, 1976
192 11 Montgomery Bus Boycott, 20th anniversary, 1976
192 12 Movie theaters and owners lists, undated
192 13 Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church dedication service, circa 1971
192 14 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Roy Wilkins, 1976
192 15 National Association for Community Development, 1973-1975
192 16 National Association for Community Development, 1976 [1 of 3]
192 17 National Association for Community Development, 1976 [2 of 3]
192 18 National Association for Community Development, 1976 [3 of 3]
193 1 National Association of Human Rights Workers, 1976
193 2 National Black Network, 1976
193 3 National Black Political Convention, 1972
193 4 National Campaign to Stop the B-1 Bomber, 1975-1977
193 5 National Caucus on the Black Aged, 1971-1972
193 6 National Center for Community Action, 1976
193 7 National Center for Quality Integrated Education, 1976
193 8 National Center to Slash Military Spending, People's Peace Budget, 1976
193 9 National Coalition for Fair Immigration, circa 1976
193 10 National Center for Voluntary Action, 1976
193 11 National Coalition to Fight Inflation and Unemployment, 1976
193 12 National Coalition on Black Voter Participation, Operation "Big Vote," 1976
193 13 National Council of Churches contact list, undated
193 14 The National Democratic Party of Alabama, 1974
193 15 National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1976
193 16 National HEBNI Awards for Black Performing Arts and Sciences, awards show proposal, Benjamin Branch, 1974
193 17 National Leadership Conference on U.S.-China Relations, 1976
193 18 National Program to Bring into Being a Nonviolent Economy, 1977
193 19 National Society of Fundraisers, circa 1976
193 20 National Student Coalition Against Racism, 1976
193 21 New York State Alliance of Community Action Programs, 1973-1976
193 22 New Directions, 1976
193 23 News clippings, 1972
193 24 News releases, 1976
193 25 North Carolina, press clippings, circa 1977
193 26 Northwest Association for Community Development, 1975
193 27 Nostrand Travel Bureau, Inc., Air Jamaica, 1972
193 28 Notable Americans of 1976-1977
194 1 Notes and notebooks, undated
194 2 Office of Voluntary Action, 1976
194 3 Operation Breadbasket, 1972-1977 [See also Subseries 10.4: Operation Breadbasket records]
194 4 Parks, Rosa, 1976
194 5 Pelton, Leroy, The Psychology of Nonviolence, 1976
194 6 Pensacola, Florida murders, 1974-1975
194 7 The People's Rally, 1976
194 8 Personnel committee, 1971
194 9 Philadelphia General Hospital, circa 1975-1976
194 10 Pitt County, North Carolina, 1971
194 11 Poetry and prose, undated
194 12 Political campaigns, 1970
194 13 Political materials, 1972
194 14 Poor People's Campaign, Washington, D.C., 1968 [See also Subseries 2.2: President Ralph David Abernathy files and Subseries 10.3: Poor People's Campaign records]
194 15 Postal academy, 1972
194 16 "Power of the Powerless-SCLC Basic Challenge," undated
194 17 Project Equality of Kansas-Missouri, Inc., 1974
194 18 Quaker Action Group, reports, 1971-1976
194 19 Religion and Disarmament Project, 1971
194 20 Report to the Board of Directors, 1976
194 21 Rhodesia, 1972
194 22 Romney, George (Governor), 1976
194 23 Rustin, Bayard, 1976
194 24 Sampson, Albert, circa 1970
195 1 Schlitz Brewing Company, 1976
195 2 Schools, 1973-1975
195 3 SCLC "Did you Know?" fact sheet, undated
195 4 Scotland Neck Movement for Equal Justice, Scotland Neck, North Carolina, 1976
195 5 Senate Bill 1, Criminal Justice Reform Act, 1976
195 6 Society of Friends' position on the Right to Food resolution, 1976
195 7 Soul Bowl, 1971
195 8 South Africa, cables and telegrams, 1976
195 9 South Africa, news articles, 1976
195 10 South Africa, William L. Waronker, trade with South Africa/Israel, 1976
195 11 Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1971
195 12 Southern Poverty Law Center, 1976
195 13 Speaking engagements, 1971-1972
195 14 Spring Offensive, 1973
195 15 State Commission on Compensation, annual report, 1977
195 16 Student activities, 1971
195 17 Student Coalition against Racism, 1976
195 18 Superfine, Sol, Assistant to the President, Worsted-Tex, 1971
195 19 Tax reductions, low income, 1976
195 20 Thomas, Charles H., Jr., Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, 1971
195 21 Thompson, Fletcher, AFL/CIO voting record, 1970
195 22 "Towards a Nonviolent Economy," 1976
195 23 Trenton State Prison, New Jersey, 1976
195 24 Tribute to Georgia Woods, 1971
195 25 Tunney, John V. (Senator), 1976
195 26 Tyler, Gary, circa 1976
195 27 U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Fellows Program, 1976
195 28 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1976
195 29 U.S. Department of Justice, 1976
195 30 U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration, contract compliance, 1976
195 31 U.S. Department of State sea conference, 1976
195 32 U.S. Interreligious Committee on Peace, 1974
195 33 Unions, discriminatory, 1966
195 34 Unions, news clippings, 1966-1967
195 35 United Front of Cairo, Illinois, 1972
195 36 United Nations Mission of Guyana, 1976
195 37 United States/China relations, 1976
195 38 United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1978
196 1 United States v. Herbert Bernard Henderson, M.D., 1977
196 2 United Steelworkers of America, 1976
196 3 United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Trusteeship and Decolonization, 1976
196 4 University of the Pacific, 1975
196 5 Vahedy, Gh., Persia/Iran, circa 1976
196 6 Veteran's problems, 1974-1975
196 7 Vietnam War Memorial, circa 1969
196 8 Voter Education Project, 1976
196 9 Voter registration, 1972-1976
196 10 Walters, Mack, 1976
196 11 War against Repression, 1971
196 12 War Resisters League, 1976
196 13 Wartburg College, 1975
196 14 Walker County, Alabama, Community Action Agency, Inc., 1976
196 15 Watts, Robert F., 1976
196 16 Welfare, 1976-1977
196 17 West Hunter Street Baptist Church, 1971-1972
196 18 Williams, Charles Chester, III, "The Message," 1975
196 19 Williams, Edward, Jr., circa 1975
196 20 Wilson, North Carolina, 1972
196 21 World Almanac, 1976
196 22 World Peace Council, 1972
196 23 The World Peace Council and European Security, 1971-1972
196 24 YMCA Outreach Extension Program, Rochester, New York, 1974
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