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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Robert Rygor worked as a community, LGBT rights and AIDS activist in and around Greenwich Village, Manhattan, for the majority of his adult life. Graduating from New York University in 1976 with an MBA in Finance, he worked briefly for Morgan Stanley (1972-1976) and then for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (1982-1990). He…
Class being taught on Black History at the Meridian Freedom School.
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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.