African Americans--Civil rights

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

Carol Hamilton Scott and James M. Lawson, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0813
Abstract

This collection contains 30 pieces of correspondence from James M. Lawson, Jr. to Carol Hamilton during his time in prison for refusing to enlist in the Korean War. It also includes two pieces of correspondence from the Department of Justice to Carol Hamilton receiving permission to write James Lawson, three essays, and three postcards.

Dates: 1950 - 1953

Kelly Miller Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0400
Abstract

The Kelly Miller Smith Collection complements the Divinity School's Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the Black Church. This collection contains primary materials related to one of the most significant periods in black American history, ca. 1945-1984. Both contemporary and future scholars will view the collection as a valuable resource for inquiring into the thought and practice of Kelly Miller Smith, who was a widely esteemed black leader.

Dates: 1920 - 1985

Henry Lee Swint Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0429
Abstract The Henry Lee Swint Papers date from 1933 to 1978 and are comprised primarily of correspondence, writings, and research notes. Swint carried on an extensive correspondence with students, former students, and colleagues at other institutions, mainly discussing research interests and personal concerns. A more limited correspondence with faculty and other colleagues at Vanderbilt contains information regarding administrative matters, including controversial subjects such as the 1960 dismissal...
Dates: 1933 - 1978

Voices of Vanderbilt Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0480
Abstract

This collection contains oral history interview tapes and transcripts from the Voices of Vanderbilt project. For a full list of subjects, transcripts, and interviews, contact Special Collections.

Dates: 1990s-2000s

Melvin Watson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0492
Abstract

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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