Queens College Civil Rights Archives


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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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  • Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience

    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…

  • Discrimination is an Ugly Word

    From the personal library of Forbes Hill, this pamphlet produced by the Greek-American periodical The Chicago Pnyx decries election discrimination in Georgia.

  • World Review, In Defence of Peace

    From Forbes Hill's private library, a copy of a journal from an international peace organization formed in the wake of World War II.