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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Andrew Berman was co-founder of the Queens College chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (QCSDS), an active member of the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE), a volunteer for the SEEK Program, and an organizer for First Amendment rights and against the Vietnam War. Mr. Berman enrolled at Queens College at age 16, attending from 1963-1967,…
Photograph of Robert Rygor at Canal and Walker St. in Chinatown.
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