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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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…
A thank you letter from Carolyn and Robert Goodman to Michael Wenger and Stan Shaw for their condolences for his death.
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