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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The Elliot Linzer Collection consists of near-print materials, such as handbills, mimeographed flyers, and pamphlets, primarily documenting the activities of various New York City-area chapters of the civil rights organization Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) during the early 1960s. Elliot Linzer is a Queens College alumnus and former member of…
A two page memo sent from COFO to freedom school teachers on necessary items to bring to Mississippi.
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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.