The Queens College Civil Rights Archives collects personal papers, community materials, organizational records, non-print materials, and artifacts of civil rights activists. The collections are particularly strong in documenting the civil rights work by Queens College students during the early 1960s. The Civil Rights Archive is an active participant in its communities, working with students and alumni of Queens College, local schools, and the city at large.
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Stan Shaw was Chairman of the Student Help Project at Queens College from January 1963 through January 1964. The Student Help Project organized Queens College students to provide free tutoring services to schoolchildren in South Jamaica, Queens (circa 1962-1968) and in Prince Edward County, Virginia (summer of 1963). In South Jamaica, the…
A resolution adopted by the City University of new York Council of the American Association of University Professors that would allow members of the academic community to "protect the university from tactics which undermine the structure of freedom."
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From the personal library of Forbes Hill, this short book by then-Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Abe Fortas considers the constitutional allowances for nonviolent civil disobedience in the United States, particularly in view of…
From the personal library of Forbes Hill, this pamphlet produced by the Greek-American periodical The Chicago Pnyx decries election discrimination in Georgia.
From Forbes Hill's private library, a copy of a journal from an international peace organization formed in the wake of World War II.