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…
This photograph shows the Levi Baptist Church during Sunday School, Prince Edward, VA. Summer 1963, one of several sites where Queens College students tutored black schoolchildren denied a public education since 1959, when the county decided against…
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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
A NY Times cartoon with a caption