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African Americans -- Civil rights

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

College of Urban Development records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-15.20
Scope and Content This collection contains material relating to the founding, history, and administration of the College of Urban Development. Materials include annual reports, meeting minutes, administration correspondence, workshop and conference information, college publications, and extensive subject files relating to issues pertinent to urban issues and development. Of special note, the collections contains audio recordings and information related to the College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Lectures...
Dates: 1968-1992

James Farmer Lecture at Kellogg Center, 1967-04-05

 Item — Box 5080, Reel: 17
Scope and Contents

James Farmer, civil rights activist and first national director of the Committee of Racial Equality, speaks at the Kellogg Center. Topics include his concerns with the increase of unemployment in the African American community, training for unskilled black individuals, and a need for more colleges for black students.

Dates: 1967-04-05

Julian Bond, 1968-11-01

 Item — Box 5080, Reel: 20
Scope and Contents As part of the Associated Students of MSU's Great Issues series on "New Politics", American social activist, leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and member of the Georgia House of Representatives Julian Bond speaks at the MSU Auditorium. Quoting from the poetry of Jane Stembridge and the words of W.E.B. DuBois and Frederick Douglass, Bond urges young people to leave their campuses, hit the streets and radicalize their peers. In front of an audience of about...
Dates: 1968-11-01

Office of the Ombudsperson records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-2.13
Scope and Contents The records of the Office of the Ombudsperson include brochures and handouts about its services and a letter describing the office’s budget needs for 1970-1971. There are also newspaper clippings from The State News, The Detroit News, and others covering stories on anti-Semitic problems, civil rights issues in the regards to the homosexual community and chiefly race issues between African Americans and whites both on Michigan State University's campus and throughout the nation. There are...
Dates: 1968-1970, 1988-1991, 2015-2017


 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Serial-01168

Ruth Burton collection

Identifier: c-00203
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a reprint of 1902 speeches by Senator Tillman, Democrat from South Carolina, and Senator McComas, Republican from Maryland, debating black suffrage and constitutional liberty in the Philippines. The collection also includes an undated local ballot.

Dates: 1902

Ruth Simms Hamilton papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.269
Scope and Contents The Ruth Simms Hamilton papers consist of subject files and research materials on African American issues, including civil rights and affirmative action at MSU and other universities. The collection includes case studies of MSU conflicts and protests, newspaper clippings, files about other countries, files about university programs, and papers written by Hamilton and others.Also included are files about MSU student organizations which include Akers Black Caucus, Associated Black...
Dates: 1968 - 1982

State of Black Michigan

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Serial-01059
Dates: 1986 - 1993

Stokely Carmichael, 1967-02-17

 Item — Box 5080, Reel: 11
Scope and Contents

Civil Rights leader and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Stokely Carmichael speaks in front of more than 4,000 people at an ASMSU-sponsored Great Issues lecture in the Michigan State University Auditorium.

Dates: 1967-02-17

Whitney M. Young Speaks at Urban League Banquet , 1970-04-20

 File — Box 5822
Scope and Contents Whitney M. Young, executive director of the National Urban League, speaks at the annual Urban League banquet at Michigan State University's Kellogg Center. Young says "we might have come over (to America) on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now," and urges the audience to recognize that Lansing has racial issues, but notes some positive changes - a great university president and a great superintendent of public instruction who both happen to be black, and good written...
Dates: 1970-04-20