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Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), 1986-1999

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 14

Scope and Content

From the Collection: Part I: The bulk of the materials in this collection deals with the Racism in Education conference that the AFT sponsored throughout the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Other materials are general subject files and correspondence to and from the Civil Rights Department.

Subjects Education - Education Reform Education - High Schools - Curricula Education - School Segregation Education - Urban Education Racism in Textbooks Teacher Strikes - San Francisco Oceanhill-Brownsville

Important Correspondents: Eugene Didier; Shirely Gold; Louis T. Hurt; Sandra Feldman; Len Lewis; Mary Ellen Riordan; Dr.Harvey Scribner; Don Slaiman; Marjorie Stern; Mark Stone; Albert Shanker; David Selden; Richard Parish; Ann Ponder

Series Description: Series I. Conferences and Meetings, 1965-1975: Correspondences, clippings, reports, minutes, speeches, questionnaires, notes from meetings.

Series II. Subject, 1965-1972: Correspondence, clippings, speeches, and reports to and from the Human Rights and Community Relations Department of the AFT.
From the Collection: Part II: The bulk of the collection deals with black history, race relations and women’s rights on both national and local levels. The collection consists of AFT files as well as meeting and conference information. The department maintained a large section of subject files relating to civil and human rights in education.

Materials in this collection include booklets, correspondence, flyers, legal proceedings, memos, minutes, meeting materials, news articles and clippings, newsletters, notes, pamphlets, planning documents, policy documents, proposals, reports, resolution documents, and speeches.

Important Subjects Affirmative Action African Americans--History Civil Rights Desegregation in Education Education Reform Education - Minority Education Gay and Lesbian Rights Women's Rights

Important Names: Ed McElroy; Sandra Feldman; Rita Freedman; Phil Kugler; Nat LaCour; Bob Porter; Bella Rosenberg; Albert Shanker; Foster Stringer; Barbara Van Blake; Alex Wohl

Series Description: Series I: AFT Files (1969-2005) Series II: AFT Meetings and Conferences (1966-2003; AV Materials 1992-2002) Series III: AFT Subject Files (1970-2003)


  • 1960 - 2005

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 21.5 Linear Feet (18 SB, 6 MB)


Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA