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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As a Queens College student, Jean Leanore Konzal, née Stein, became a volunteer with the Student Help Project, an initiative that provided free tutoring services to under-served children in South Jamaica, Queens (circa 1962-1968). During the summer of 1963, sixteen members of the project, including Konzal, travelled to Farmville, Virginia, to…
A press release summarizing the referendum held by faculty on the possibility of granting amnesty to the 39 people arrested in their part of occupying the Academic II building
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An open letter to Queens College students and faculty from the Ah Hoc Committee
A handout from the Student Coalition demanding that they be allowed to peacefully walk through the SS Building
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