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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Forbes Iverson Hill was born in Berkeley, California in June of 1928 and grew up in Southern and Central California. He graduated from Gonzales Union High School (in Steinbeck country), with a class that numbered 18 students. Forbes’ college years lasted longer than most. He attended several different institutions, including Chicago’s Roosevelt…
Article published in the New York Times discussing the success rates of disadvantaged students in private institutions versus city and state universities.
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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.