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.
Article published in the New York Times discussing the success rates of disadvantaged students in private institutions versus city and state universities.
Robert Masters graduated from Queens College in 1966; at age 20 he spent seven weeks in Greenwood, Mississippi as a volunteer in the Freedom Summer of 1964. As a volunteer he canvassed door-to-door on behalf of the new Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), enlisting support among the African American community for the party's challenge to…
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A press release detailing Robert Rygor's campaign platform for "rainbow curriculum" in the 1993 election for New York City School Board District 2
A report written by Robert Rygor on the Ninth International AIDS Conference in Berlin, Germany, and an international meeting of members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.
Pamphlet advertising a public meeting to advocate for improvements to Washington Square Park. Reverse side features a handwritten letter from Robert Rygor.
A flyer urging the gay community to petition the administration of President George H. W. Bush to recognize gay and lesbian members of the Armed Forces.
A letter to Robert Rygor from NYC Mayor David Dinkins, thanking him for support of the Mayor's efforts to address discrimination in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Election flyer endorsing Robert Rygor's candidacy for State Assembly in the 1990 Democratic Primary, prepared by the New Frontier Democratic Club. The flyer summarizes Robert's campaign as well as several of his prominent activities over the years.