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Peggy Terry papers, 1937-2004

Author: Peggy Terry
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Papers, mainly 1963-1972, collected by Peggy Terry while working as a civil rights activist and as editor of "The Firing Line," a community newspaper published by Jobs or Income Now (JOIN) Community Union in Uptown Chicago. Subjects documented include Terry's participation in sit-ins organized by the Chicago chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), her involvement in planning the Southern Christian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Compact discs
Manuscript collection
Photographs
Posters
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Named Person: Eldridge Cleaver; Eldridge Cleaver
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Terry
OCLC Number: 701720805
Description: 2.5 c.f. (6 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder), 137 photographs (1 archives box), 15 posters (2 oversize folders), 1 tape recording, 1 compact disc, and 6 videorecordings.

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Papers, mainly 1963-1972, collected by Peggy Terry while working as a civil rights activist and as editor of "The Firing Line," a community newspaper published by Jobs or Income Now (JOIN) Community Union in Uptown Chicago. Subjects documented include Terry's participation in sit-ins organized by the Chicago chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), her involvement in planning the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's (SCLC) Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C., in 1968 as a member of the event's steering committee, and her work for JOIN Community Union in assisting poor white southerners who had migrated to Chicago from Appalachia. Also documented is her opposition to the Vietnam War and her Vice Presidential campaign as Eldridge Cleaver's running-mate on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket in the 1968 Presidential election.

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