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.
SCOPE volunteer Sarah L. Oakes with two local children in the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC).
The SCOPE Project was an initiative of the Southern…
In 1965, a number of Queens College students participated in efforts to help black communities in Mississippi rebuild churches that were burned down by the KKK and other white supremacists groups. The action was part of the Committee of Concern a group of Mississippi religious leaders. Help was much needed by the locals, who did not have enough…
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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.