Category Archives: Civil Rights

Gladys Avery Tillett papers, 1700s-2000.

Creator: Tillett, Gladys Avery, 1891-1984.
Collection number: 4385
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Abstract: Gladys Avery Tillett of Charlotte, N.C., was vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee, 1940-1950; co-director of Frank Porter Graham’s senatorial campaign, 1950; United Continue reading Gladys Avery Tillett papers, 1700s-2000.

Reed Sarratt papers, 1930s-1960s.

Creator: Sarratt, Reed.
Collection number: 4549
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Abstract: Correspondence, writings, notes, and other items of North Carolina journalist Reed Sarratt (1917-1986), whose career took him from editorial posts at the “Charlotte News” and the Continue reading Reed Sarratt papers, 1930s-1960s.

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Continue reading Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

Independent weekly records, 1982-2004.

Creator: Independent Weekly.
Collection number: 5319
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Abstract: The “Independent Weekly” is a free, alternative, weekly newspaper serving the Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and surrounding communities in central North Carolina. It was founded in Continue reading Independent weekly records, 1982-2004.

Southern Folk Cultural Revival Project, Inc., records, 1965-1989.

Creator: Southern Folk Cultural Revival Project, Inc., records, 1965-1989 [manuscript].
Collection number: 20004
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Abstract: Founded in 1966 by Anne Romaine and Bernice Johnson Reagon, the Southern Folk Cultural Revival Project (SFCRP), based in Nashville, Tenn., worked to present traditional musicians from black and white cultures in Continue reading Southern Folk Cultural Revival Project, Inc., records, 1965-1989.

Allard K. Lowenstein papers, 1924-1995.

Creator: Lowenstein, Allard K.
Collection number: 4340
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Abstract: Political activist Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (1929-1980) served as a lawyer, teacher, speaker, author, United States congressman from New York, United States representative to the Continue reading Allard K. Lowenstein papers, 1924-1995.

James McBride Dabbs papers, 1914-1980 (bulk 1923-1970).

Creator: Dabbs, James McBride, 1896-1970.
Collection number: 3816
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Abstract: English professor, Presbyterian churchman, civil rights leader, and farmer of Mayesville, S.C. The bulk of the papers consists of writings, correspondence, subject files, and administrative records relating to Dabbs’s activities as professor of Continue reading James McBride Dabbs papers, 1914-1980 (bulk 1923-1970).

Timothy B. Tyson papers, 1948-2003.

Creator: Tyson, Timothy B.
Collection number: 5246
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Abstract: Timothy B. Tyson has written or edited several books about African-Americans and North Carolina history. The collection consists of publication materials, personal and family Continue reading Timothy B. Tyson papers, 1948-2003.

Olive M. Stone papers, 1838-1977.

Creator: Stone, Olive M. (Olive Matthews), 1897-1977.
Collection number: 4107
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Abstract: Olive Matthews Stone was a sociologist involved in social welfare and race relations. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina in 1939 and was later Continue reading Olive M. Stone papers, 1838-1977.

Taylor Branch papers, 1865-2005 (bulk 1958-2005).

Creator: Branch, Taylor.
Collection number: 5047
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Abstract: Taylor Branch, journalist and historian, is best known for his books chronicling the career of Martin Luther King Jr., and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Raised in Atlanta, Branch attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Continue reading Taylor Branch papers, 1865-2005 (bulk 1958-2005).