Civil rights

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on citizens’ rights as established by law and protected by constitution. Works on the rights of persons regardless of their legal, socioeconomic or cultural status and as recognized by the international community are entered under |a Human rights.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

John Keith Benton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0697
Scope and Content Note The John Keith Benton Papers are composed of 3.25 linear feet of sermons, articles, research, correspondence and photographs from his career as a pastor and Vanderbilt Dean. The dates of the collection range from the 1940s to the mid-1950s. It is divided into five series. Sermons—transcripts of sermons given by Benton Research...
Dates: 1940s-1950s

Bill Martin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0672

John Seigenthaler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0829
Overview This collection contains the papers of John Seigenthaler, journalist, writer, and longtime editor of The Tennessean. Seigenthaler was a prominent advocate for First Amendment rights and founded the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Seigenthaler also worked for Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and was a longtime friend of the Kennedy family.
Dates: 1920 - 2014

Paul Slentz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0397
Scope and Content Note This small collection 0.42 linear feet (1 Hollinger box) contains materials relating to South Africa and Apartheid and in particular to The Davis Cup tennis championship that was held in Nashville at Vanderbilt in the spring of 1978. These papers were collected by Paul L. Slentz while he was a graduate student at Vanderbilt during the years 1977-1979.
Dates: multiple

Melvin Watson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0492
Overview This collection contains the papers of Rev. Dr. Melvin H. Watson (1908-2006), religious leader, educator, longtime friend of the King family, and important figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Many of the papers relate to his 30+ years of service as pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Atlanta (1958-1990).
Dates: 1915-1990; Majority of material found within 1960s-1980s

 

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