Front cover image for James Forman papers, 1848-2005 (bulk 1961-2001)

James Forman papers, 1848-2005 (bulk 1961-2001)

Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, speeches and writings, subject files, family papers, appointment books and calendars, and other papers relating primarily to Forman's activities as executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) and president of the Unemployment and Poverty Action Committee. Documents his work as founder and president of the Unemployed Poverty Action Council, Legal Defense, Education, and Research Fund; and journalist and founder of the Black America News Service. Also documents his involvement with civil rights organizations including the Black Economic Development Conference, Black Panther Party, Black Workers Congress, Congress of Racial Equality, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, Mississippi Freedom Project (also known as Freedom Summer), Mississippi Freedom Schools, and the National Black Economic Development Conference, Detroit, Mich., 1969, and its Black Manifesto
Archival Material, English,