Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 127 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Grosse Pointe Civil Rights Organizations collection is made up primarily of the papers of two organizations: The Grosse Pointe Human Relations Council, and the Grosse Pointe Committee For Open Housing. The papers of the Grosse Pointe Civil Rights Organizations reflect the work of a number of civil rights organizations in the Detroit area in the 1960's and 1970's.
Dates: 1963 - 1973
Abstract Lawyer Harold Norris served as chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Detroit Branch and was a member of the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Norris’ papers reflect his interest in issues of civil rights and civil liberties and document his career as a lawyer and advocate for the ACLU.
Dates: 1941 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1962
Abstract Harry Philo had the reputation as one of the most notable personal injury, constitutional and civil rights Lawyers on the Side of People in the US. His career based primarily in Detroit, spanned from 1959 through the 1990s. This collection is a reflection of Philo’s work as a trial lawyer.
Dates: 1965 - 1994
Abstract Mr. O'Connor is the author of numerous books, articles, and pamphlets of social and economic interest. He worked in the publishing business from the mid 1920s -1930s and late 1950s, including stints at Federated Press, the Peoples Press, Ken, and the Nation. Active in several civil liberties organizations, Mr. O'Connor became a controversial figure during the McCarthy investigations. His papers contain materials related to his writings; his interest in 1930s Pittsburgh and Chicago labor and...
Dates: 1919 - 1983
Abstract Horace Sheffield served as an international representative for the UAW and was particularly active in promoting civil rights issues through the Trade Union Leadership Council and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. He papers reflect his work on the board of The Detroit Plan Group, Inc., an organization established to increase minority representation in the construction trades in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Dates: 1963 - 1977
Abstract Correspondence, pamphlets, booklets, newsletters, clippings, reports, and notes collected by Mr. Gilmore, who has been active politically in Detroit and Michigan. In 1952 he was special assistant U.S. attorney for the Office of Price Stabilization under Philip A. Hart; from 1955-56 he served as deputy attorney general of Michigan; from 1956 to the present he has been a Wayne County Circuit Court judge; from 1965-68 he helped to organize the Detroit Citizens Committee for Equal Opportunity and...
Dates: 1957 - 1969
Abstract Howard Lipton served in the United Auto Workers (UAW) Public Relations Department. Mr Lipton's papers document various UAW negotiations, particularly those with General Motors in 1970, and also relate to issues of racial discrimination and civil rights.
Dates: 1956 - 1971
Abstract Hugh M. “Buck” Davis, Jr. graduated from Harvard Law School in 1968 and went into private practice and became associated with the National Lawyer’s Guild Detroit Chapter. He is a co-founder of the Constitutional Litigation Associates firm in Detroit and practices in civil rights, discrimination, and criminal defense cases. The Davis Papers consist largely of pleadings, briefs, research, and correspondence related to U.S. v. Sinclair, the Keith Case (the 1972 wiretapping case), and a civil...
Dates: 1968 - 1990
Abstract The work of Detroit African-American photojournalist, J. Edward Bailey III, appeared in over thirty major publications and was exhibited widely in projects such as "The City Within," about Detroit's 1967 riot, and representation in a portfolio of 200 prominent African Americans commissioned for the nation's Bicentennial. The collection consists primarily of clippings and memorabilia chronicling his career.
Dates: 1950 - 1989
Abstract Jack Barbash held positions in the federal government, the labor movement, and academia, serving in departments such as the U.S. Office of Education, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Barbash served as Research and Education Director for the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union and for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Industrial Union, and served a term as president of the American Association of University Professors...
Dates: 1920 - 1989
Abstract A founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Louisville branch, Students for Social Action, James Williams was active in various radical, student and labor organizations, such as the Southern Student Organizing Committee, the young People’s Socialist League, and Operation Freedom. Mr. Williams held positions on the staff of the IUE News, the West Virginia Federation of Labor, the American Newspaper Guild, and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Workers Education Local 189, the...
Dates: 1947 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1971
Abstract An active member of the Detroit Branch, NAACP, Dr. McClendon was president of that group from 1938 to 1945. These papers include material on the fight against racial discrimination in Detroit and the armed services, and on fund-raising problems. The collection also has papers relating to Dr. and Mrs. William A. Thompson of Detroit, who were active supporters of the NAACP. Correspondents include Edward J. Jeffries, Jr., Henry L. Stimson, and Arthur H. Vandenberg.
Dates: 1932 - 1969
Abstract James Lafferty was a Detroit lawyer who became one of the nation's most prominent draft attorneys and a staunch supporter of civil rights. He was active in the movement to end U.S. intervention in Vietnam, Central America/the Carribbean, and the Persian Gulf. He also founded the Oakland County branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. His papers reflect his involvement in the Detroit Coalition to End the War Now! and the National Peace Action Coalition during the Vietnam era; his work with...
Dates: 1969 - 1991
Abstract James Lindahl served as Recording Secretary for the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Local 190 (Packard Motor Car Plant). Mr. Lindahl’s papers document his work for Local 190 and also include publications reflecting his interest in union membership and organizing, U.S. politics, the American worker, dissident groups, civil rights, and socio-economics, among other related subjects.
Dates: 1930 - 1959
Abstract The Jewish Community Council was established in 1937 as an umbrella organization to serve as a unifying force for Jewish organizations of metropolitan Detroit.The records of the Council document the organization's operational activities, programming, and publications, and the interests of the organization as related to issues such as anti-Semitism, discrimination and the civil rights movement, church-state relations and education, Israeli and Middle Eastern affairs, Zionism, and the...
Dates: 1937 - 1984
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Dates: 1960 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Abstract Mr. Zaremba was an early leader of the Automotive Industrial Workers' Association and took an active part in the formation of Dodge Local 3 of the UAW. Minutes, correspondence, clippings, and other files document early union activities at the Chrysler Corporation, especially the Dodge Main Plant. Topics covered include the Chrysler 1937 Sit-Down and the 1939 Strike; the Wayne County Industrial Union Council; the Civil Rights Federation; and union education programs. Among the correspondents are...
Dates: 1935 - 1961
Abstract As speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Mr. Kowalski was responsible for the introduction of many liberal reforms in the state. Formerly a lawyer and union organizer, he directed UAW educational programs before his election as a representative of the Nineteenth district, Wayne County, in 1948. Papers and correspondence of 1965 and 1966 are most comprehensive on caucus and committee meetings, minutes and proposals, court reorganization, Democratic Party affairs, civil rights, civil...
Dates: 1958 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1966
Abstract Ken Barger (1941-), who was raised in east Tennessee, became active in social change after his experiences serving in the Vietnam War. He was a professor of Anthropology for thirty years at Indiana University Indianapolis focusing professionally on social change. Through these professional interests, he got involved with the farm labor movement and the immigrant rights movement. Barger has been an active member of the FLOC movement since 1979. He participated in many activities, such as...
Dates: 1980 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1982 - 2009
Collection — Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
Abstract Layle Lane was a public school teacher in New York City and active in the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Guild. She was the first African-American vice-president of the New York City AFT local and chaired their Committee for Democratic Human Relations. Her papers relate primarily to civil rights and the role of African-Americans in American society, including copies of two briefs filed by the AFT in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Dates: 1940 - 1969
Abstract Active in the civil rights movement, Mae Mallory advocated for African-Americans' right to armed self-defense and was closely associated with NAACP member and author of "Negroes with Guns," Robert F. Williams. Ms. Mallory was imprisoned for alleged kidnapping but was later released after the North Carolina Supreme Court determined racial discrimination in the selection of the jury. Ms. Mallory's papers document her imprisonment and reflect her participation in the radical civil rights movement.
Dates: 1961 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1963
Abstract Stepp worked for nineteen years at the Chrysler Highland Park plant and advanced through positions of union leadership from shop committeeman, chief steward and vice president of Local 490 to the Chrysler-UAW National Negotiating Committee. In 1967 he was appointed international representative with Region 1B, was elevated to assistant regional director in 1973 and in 1974 was elected International Vice President, assuming Nelson Jack Edwards' spot on the union's International Executive...
Dates: 1940 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1989
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...
Dates: 1841 - 1966
Abstract Mary White Ovington began her career as a social worker, devoting her efforts to the problems of African-Americans in New York and other cities. She helped found the National Association for Advancement of Colored People and remained an officer and prominent figure until her retirement in 1947. Her papers reflect her interest and involvement with the living conditions of the poor in New York City and African-Americans in the south in the early 1900s; the foundation and growth of the NAACP; the...
Dates: 1854 - 1948