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.
Letter to President Lyndon B. Johnson from James R. Grover, Jr., a member of Congress at the time. Blind copied on the letter is Robert Masters. Letter is dated July 2, 1964 and is in regards to the violence occurring in Mississippi at the time.
J. Chester Johnson was born on September 28, 1944 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He grew up in Arkansas and was educated at Harvard College and the University of Arkansas. From 1969 to 1970, during the later part of the Civil Rights movement, J. Chester Johnson taught in an all African-American public school in Monticello, Arkansas before public school…
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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.