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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In 1964, Anne Koeppicus, a 55-year-old Cambria Heights resident and mother of three, decided to volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. For three weeks in July 1964, she taught in the Freedom School in Hattiesburg, MS.
While in Mississippi, she stayed with the family of Johnie Mae Walker.
Bob Moses -- Statewide Freedom School Convention in Meridian
Description from Mark Levy
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A flier calling for support for the Academic II building sit in, gives info on the protest and details on rally
A flier from the Ad-Hoc Committee calling for support for the take over of the Academic II building
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…