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Bayard Rustin papers, 1942-1987

Author: Bayard Rustin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, reports, press releases, financial records, agendas, printed material, and other papers documenting Rustin's leading role as an activist in the African American civil rights movement, advocate of international human rights and social reform, and pacifist.
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Named Person: Nnamdi Azikiwe; Menachem Begin; Hugo LaFayette Black; Hyman Harry Bookbinder; Jimmy Carter; Cesar Chavez; Eldridge Cleaver; Ralph DiGia; Dorothy I Height; Benjamin L Hooks; Jacob K Javits; Kivie Kaplan; Edward M Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy; Martin Luther King, Jr.; George Meany; Daniel P Moynihan; A J Muste; Kwame Nkrumah; Eleanor Holmes Norton; Selma Platt; Anita Poole; A Philip Randolph; Elie Wiesel; Roy Wilkins; Nnamdi Azikiwe; Menachem Begin; Hugo LaFayette Black; Hyman Harry Bookbinder; Jimmy Carter; Cesar Chavez; Eldridge Cleaver; Ralph DiGia; Dorothy I Height; Benjamin L Hooks; Jacob K Javits; Kivie Kaplan; Edward M Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy; Martin Luther King, Jr.; George Meany; Daniel P Moynihan; Abraham John Muste; Kwame Nkrumah; Eleanor Holmes Norton; Selma Platt; Anita Poole; A Philip Randolph; Elie Wiesel; Roy Wilkins
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bayard Rustin
OCLC Number: 71072450
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Notes: Microfilm edition available, no. 20,575; cataloged in record 90012780. The Bayard Rustin papers were microfilmed by University Publications of America before the collection was delivered to the Library of Congress and arranged by the Manuscript Division. A copy of this commercial microfilm edition is available for research use in the Manuscript Reading Room. To promote preservation of the originals, researchers are required to consult the microfilm edition. A register of the microfilm is also available.
Includes material pertaining to African anti-imperialist movements in the 1950s, African American relations with Jews, alienation of African American youth, Rustin's sentencing to and exposé of chain gangs following his arrest for participation in freedom rides (1947), incarceration as a conscientious objector for his refusal to register for the draft during World War II, ethnic relations in Israel, black nationalism, civil rights marches including the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963), the Fellowship of Reconciliation, observation of elections by Freedom House, Haitian refugees, gay rights, integration of schools, work of the International Rescue Committee assisting Indochinese refugees (1978-1987), poverty, nuclear war protests, race riots of the 1960s, racism, Rustin's work (1950s-1960s) with Martin Luther King, Jr., and other members of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, and trade-unions.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, 1988.
Description: 17,500 items. 49 containers plus 1 oversize. 23 microfilm reels. 19.6 linear feet.

Abstract:

Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, reports, press releases, financial records, agendas, printed material, and other papers documenting Rustin's leading role as an activist in the African American civil rights movement, advocate of international human rights and social reform, and pacifist.

Correspondents include Nnamdi Azikiwe, Menachem Begin, Hugo LaFayette Black, Hyman Harry Bookbinder, Jimmy Carter, Cesar Chavez, Eldridge Cleaver, Ralph DiGia, Dorothy I. Height, Benjamin L. Hooks, Jacob K. Javits, Kivie Kaplan, Edward Moore Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, George Meany, Daniel P. Moynihan, Abraham John Muste, Kwame Nkrumah, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Selma Platt, Anita Poole, A. Philip Randolph, Elie Wiesel, and Roy Wilkins.

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