Queens College Civil Rights Archives


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From the personal library of Forbes Hill, this short book by then-Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Abe Fortas considers the constitutional allowances for nonviolent civil disobedience in the United States, particularly in view of…

From the personal library of Forbes Hill, this pamphlet produced by the Greek-American periodical The Chicago Pnyx decries election discrimination in Georgia.

From Forbes Hill's private library, a copy of a journal from an international peace organization formed in the wake of World War II.

Segment of an article by Forbes Hill on the moral content in Aristotle, one that garnered appreciable attention in the field. In 43 years of teaching at Queens College, Mr. Hill taught chiefly on political communication and media, law, and ethics.…

Two pages excerpted from the April 11, 1972 issue of the Queens College student newspaper Newsbeat, highlighting an article on teachers' unions in which Professor Forbes Hill plays a part. (selections - full volume available from Queens College…

Obituary for Forbes Hill written by a former colleague of Mr. Hill and republished on a blog. Included in the discussion are his contributions to Queens College, sense of political responsibility, and battle with cancer.

A flyer for a counter-commencement protest in 1969 includes names of faculty and students who participated. Attached is a summary of recent protest activities on the Queens College campus, including a sit-in incident that is documented in the Campus…

Included in this photocopy are letters from various individuals, including Forbes Hill, which defend against comments negative to CUNY practices in remedial education and board appointments.

A series of letters exchanged between Forbes Hill

In a letter to his brother Emerson, Forbes Hill details the incident in which he and several others were kidnapped and threatened while campaigning in Georgia for Progressive Party presidential candidate Henry Wallace.
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