15 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) African Americans--Societies, etc.

  1. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters records, 1920-1968

    41,000 items ; 144 containers ; 70 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Part I consists of general correspondence, subject files, and personal papers of the brotherhood's founder, A. Philip Randolph, documenting the growth and functions of the union chiefly after 1940. Part II consists of correspondence and subject files of brotherhood officials Benjamin F. McLaurin (international field organizer), A. Philip Randolph (founder and president), and Ashley L. Totten...

  2. William Henry Richards papers, 1856-1946

    1,000 items ; 4 containers plus 2 oversize ; 1.7 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, educator, and librarian. Correspondence, legal files, financial files, printed matter, and clippings relating to Richards's career as a lawyer and professor and law librarian at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

  3. Rosa Parks papers, 1866-2006

    7,500 items ; 40 containers plus 17 oversize and 1 artifact container ; 50 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil rights activist. Correspondence; family papers; writings; notes; statements; programs; medals, resolutions, and other honors; financial, employment, health, and estate records; drawings; photographs; address books; appointment calendars; memorabilia; magazine and newspaper clippings; books; and other printed matter documenting her personal life and civil rights activism.

  4. Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez papers, 1964-1998

    100 items ; 1 container ; 0.4 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil rights activist. Correspondence, memoranda, notes, a speech, lists, and a reprint of a newspaper article pertaining chiefly to Martínez's work as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and her endeavors in helping James Forman, also a civil rights activist and SNCC member, with some of his writing projects.

  5. Green-Driver collection, 1896-1969

    2,000 items ; 6 containers ; 2.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Businesswoman and church worker. Financial papers, correspondence, photographs, printed matter, topical files and miscellaneous material generated mainly by Pattie Gresham and her three husbands, Baptist ministers William M. Driver and John Benjamin Green, and insurance executive William L. Busby.

  6. Faith Berry papers, 1963-1984

    2,500 items ; 16 containers plus 1 oversize ; 8 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author and editor. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, speeches, writings, book reviews, reports, radio and television transcripts, research materials, press releases, clippings, printed materials, posters, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Berry's research on the life and literary career of poet Langston Hughes and to her work on behalf of civil rights and women.

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  7. Mary Church Terrell papers, 1851-1962

    13,000 items ; 51 containers plus 1 oversize ; 22.5 linear feet ; 34 microfilm reels -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    African-American civil rights leader, lecturer, and educator. Correspondence, diaries, printed material, clippings, speeches and writings, and other papers focusing primarily on Terrell's career as an advocate of women's rights and equal treatment for African Americans.

  8. Robert L. Carter papers, 1941-2006

    10,000 items ; 30 containers ; 11.8 linear feet ; 20 digital files (282.5 MB) -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil rights lawyer and judge. Correspondence, memoranda, legal cases, speeches, writings, subject files, newspaper clippings, ephemera, biographical material, oral history interviews, photographs, notes, and research material relating primarily to Carter's career after 1968.

  9. Arthur B. Spingarn papers, 1850-1968

    35,000 items ; 66 containers plus 2 oversize ; 30 linear feet ; 58 microfilm reels -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil rights leader and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, wills and estate files, reports, briefs, hearing and trial transcripts, and other papers relating chiefly to Spingarn's service with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as vice president, chairman of the legal committee, and president (1911-1965).

  10. Moton family papers, 1850-1991

    8,700 items ; 25 containers plus 1 classified ; 11.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to efforts in the 1930s by the Moton Family to promote educational and economic opportunities for African Americans and to improve race relations.

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