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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Mark Levy was a volunteer in the Freedom Summer project of 1964 serving as co-coordinator and teacher at the Meridian Freedom School in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He is a Queens College, City University of New York alumnus (B.A. in Sociology 1964, M.S. in Social Studies Education 1973), former Student Association President (1962-1963), and…
Phillip Randolph speaking at the Statewide Freedom School Convention in Meridian. He was the leader of the National Sleeping Car Porters Union.
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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.