Found 14 collections related to African American political activists

Garvin, Vicki, 1915-2007
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 647
2.37 linear feet (5 boxes)
Victoria (Vicki) Garvin was an African-American trade union and political activist as well as a pan-Africanist and internationalist. The Vicki Garvin papers document aspects of Garvin's work as a trade union organizer, especially among... more
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 680
52.0 linear feet (109 boxes)
The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials,... more
O'Dell, Jack (Jack H.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 497
6.8 linear feet (6 record cartons, 2 archival boxes)
Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1923, Jack H. O'Dell was an African-American Communist organizer in the National Maritime Union who later became head of fund raising and voter registration in several Southern States for the Southern Christian... more
Montgomery, Mordecai Philip, 1880-1956
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 513
.2 linear feet (1/2 archival box)
Mordecai Philip Montgomery was a long-time member of the Socialist Party of New York. Montgomery was born in 1880 in Fayette, Alabama, and worked as a Pullman porter, then for the Works Progress Administration, and in his later years, was a... more
Wilcox, Preston, 1923-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 235
13.13 linear feet (47 boxes)
Personal and professional papers, writings, office files and printed matter documenting Preston Wilcox's dual career as an educator and community organizer. Included are biographical and autobiographical narratives; some correspondence and... more
Clement, Marilyn, 1935-2009
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 772
2.92 linear feet (7 boxes)
Marilyn Clement was an activist and a professional organizer in the social justice movement. The Marilyn Clement papers, 1967-2005, consist primarily of printed material, which document her activities as an activist with the organizations where... more
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 936
29.85 linear feet (81 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
The James Baldwin Papers document Baldwin's career as an African American writer, intellectual, and activist in the United States and abroad. Dating to 1938, this archive of writings and related documents is indispensable to understanding the... more
Nelson, Lee A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 932
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Lee A. Nelson was the president of both The Colored Voters Club and The Colored Democratic League of Somerset County, New Jersey. During the 1930s, Nelson was very active on behalf of the Democratic Party with the hope of being appointed to a... more
Winslow, Henry, 1903-1989
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 879
1.87 linear feet (5 boxes)
This collection consists of personal and professional material related to both William Henry and Sadie Winslow. The material contains biograpical papers, such as resumes, personal correspondence, and obituaries; professional correspondence;... more
Davis, Ossie
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 305
73.67 linear feet (179 boxes)
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were African American actors, directors, writers, and activists whose careers spanned the mediums of theatre, television, radio, film, and print. Their papers date from 1932 to 2015, and chronicle the couple's artistic... more
Wright, Nathan
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 754
6.04 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Rev. Dr. Nathan Wright, Jr., an Episcopal minister and scholar, was an early and prominent advocate of Black power. The Nathan Wright papers reflect his numerous interests and endeavors in the fields of religion, Black power, education, and... more
Hemphill, Essex
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 832
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Essex Hemphill and Wayson Jones Collection documents the collaboration and friendship of poet (Hemphill) and musician (Jones), and their artistic endeavors to foreground the experiences of Black gay life in the United States.
Blakk, Joan Jett
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 897
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Joan Jett Blakk/Lick Bush in '92 Archive, ca. 1991-1996, documents Terence Smith's drag persona Joan Jett Blakk as she campaigns in the 1991 Chicago mayoral election and the 1992 presidential election. The collection consists of news... more
Harris, Craig G.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 900
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Craig G. Harris Papers, 1986-1993, document his life as a gay, HIV-positive African-American, his work as an AIDS activist, and his prolific writing career. The collection consists of biographical information, personal correspondence,... more
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