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Abstract The papers of Mr. Cavanagh, mayor of Detroit from 1962 to 1970. They include correspondence, reports, studies, speeches, minutes, and other materials of the mayor's office and commissions and departments of the city. Efforts, both local and national, in improving economic and racial conditions in Detroit are recorded in the collection. Subjects of interest include 1967 Detroit riot; Detroit Police Dept.; urban redevelopment programs; Detroit and Michigan politics; New Detroit, Inc.; poverty...
Abstract The Kellogg African American Health Care Project Oral Histories are the result of a project carried out by the University of Michigan's Historical Center for the Health Sciences, 1997-2000 (interviews conducted 1997-1998), and sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to create and bring together resources relating to the African American health care experience in southeast Michigan from the 1940s through the 1960s. To this end, principal reseachers George Myers III and Ronald Amos and other...
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 7-8
Abstract Layle Lane was a public school teacher in New York City and active in the American Federation of Teachers and the New York Teachers Guild. She was the first African-American vice-president of the New York City AFT local and chaired their Committee for Democratic Human Relations. Her papers relate primarily to civil rights and the role of African-Americans in American society, including copies of two briefs filed by the AFT in Brown vs. Board of Education.
Abstract LGBT Detroit started as Kick Publishing Company in 1994. Based in Detroit, Kick was the third Black American LGBT media company created in the United States. Distributed nationally, Kick Magazine provided the LGBT community with information, awareness, and a way to organize. In 2003, Kick Publishing Company was revitalized into the non-profit organization: KICK- The Agency for LGBT African Americans. KICK focused on health, education, employment, and social justice for the...
Abstract The papers of Lily Lampinen reflect her personal interest in a variety of important social and political issues, particularly civil rights for minorities.
Abstract Stepp worked for nineteen years at the Chrysler Highland Park plant and advanced through positions of union leadership from shop committeeman, chief steward and vice president of Local 490 to the Chrysler-UAW National Negotiating Committee. In 1967 he was appointed international representative with Region 1B, was elevated to assistant regional director in 1973 and in 1974 was elected International Vice President, assuming Nelson Jack Edwards' spot on the union's International Executive...
Abstract Mary White Ovington began her career as a social worker, devoting her efforts to the problems of African-Americans in New York and other cities. She helped found the National Association for Advancement of Colored People and remained an officer and prominent figure until her retirement in 1947. Her papers reflect her interest and involvement with the living conditions of the poor in New York City and African-Americans in the south in the early 1900s; the foundation and growth of the NAACP; the...
Abstract The National Sharecroppers Fund (NSF) was incorporated in 1943 and grew out of “National Sharecroppers Week,” an annual event intended to rally support for the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. NSF was founded to provide financial assistance and information on government aid programs to organizations dedicated to improving living conditions for the rural poor. The photograph collection consists of images documenting NSF activities and the lives of sharecroppers and their families from the 1940s...
Abstract Norman McRae was a longtime teacher and administrator in the Detroit Public School System, playing a major role in the development of multicultural and human rights curricula. His papers mainly reflect his avid research on African-American history and the African-American experience.Part II of the Norman McRae Papers consists mainly of educational curriculums and resources, the centennial celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, and secondary sources on Detroit and Michigan...
Abstract Paul Ste-Marie was active in organizing the Mechanics Educational Society of America and was a charter member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 600. Mr. Ste-Marie’s papers document the early activities of the UAW, particularly concerning labor relations at the Ford Rouge plant, UAW factionalism, and politics of Local 600.
Abstract Dr. Rachel Boone Keith came to Detroit from New York City in 1951 after receiving her medical degree from Boston University and was an internist in private practice from that point forward, practicing medicine at several Detroit area hospitals. Dr. Keith served on a number of professional commissions and committees and was active in civic, cultural, and educational organizations, including her work as a lifetime member of the NAACP. Dr. Keith’s papers document her education, professional...
Abstract Best known as the first African-American member of management at both Michigan Bell Telephone Company and AT&T, Ramon S. Scruggs, Sr. served as an influential civil rights figure in the American business community. Scruggs' career began at the Rumford Baking Company as a National Sales Representative in 1932, the first African-American to hold such a prominent position in the food industry. He left the company to join the Detroit Urban League and local YMCA branch, starting a relationship...
Abstract Robert Millender (1916-1978) was an influential attorney, political strategist, and campaign manager in Detroit, most notable for his efforts to establish political power for African Americans in the city throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He began his legal and political career in the mid-1950s as a labor attorney, including appointments to the Workers Compensation Board and the Trade Unions Leadership Council. In the early 1960s, Millender and George Crockett, Jr. began working toward the goal...
Abstract Robert A. Sedler is a Professor of Law at Wayne State University where he teaches courses in constitutional law and conflict of laws. Mr. Sedler has litigated a large number of civil rights and civil liberties cases, has published extensively on constitutional law, and has received several awards for his work in these areas. The materials in these papers consist of documents related to the Detroit Branch, NAACP, et al. v. City of Dearborn, a case brought by the NAACP and the ACLU to overturn a...
Abstract Rosa Parks, often referred to as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, is most famous for her refusal to give up her bus seat to a white rider in segregated Montgomery, Alabama in December 1955. She was secretary of her local and state NAACP and was a member of Michigan Congressman John Conyers staff after her family moved to Detroit. Her papers reflect mainly her years in Detroit and her association with numerous church, community, and civil rights organizations.
Abstract In 1973, Pat Ford, then a clerical worker at Alameda County Hospital, aided in the creation of Local 616 by affiliating the 4000-member association with SEIU. Ford held various leadership positions in Local 616, including president (the Local’s first African-American woman president), and Executive Director. In addition to Ford’s service to Local 616, in 1996 she was elected as SEIU Executive Vice President, and reelected in 2000. During her tenure with SEIU, Ford helped to found the Caucus of...
Abstract The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, and now comprises three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. Mr. Morton H. Shapiro was a rank-and-file member within SEIU. Over the years he collected an assortment of political campaign bumper stickers and posters generated by CSEA-SEIU Local 1000, which are the materials found within this collection.
Abstract Thomas Posey earned his PhD in economics and labor relations from the University of Wisconsin, and worked as an economist and labor advisor for the Wage Stabilization Board, the Mutual Security Agency (MSA) and the Agency for International Development (AID). Mr. Posey’s papers document his work for the MSA and AID, particularly in Burma and the Philippines, and reflect his interests in labor economics and developing countries, as well as the history of African American churches and Canadian...
Abstract The Trans Sistas of Color Project is an organization based out of the Detroit area. Its mission centers on creating a safe space for those within the transgender community, particularly within the African American communities across the city.
Abstract The UAW Chrysler Department was formed in the year following the tumultuous sit-down strikes of 1937. Responsible of the department included planning, developing, negotiating, and administering collective bargaining agreements for Chrysler workers in the United States and Canada. The records of the department reflect its administration and activities and largely include the files of Arthur Hughes, an administrative assistant and assistant director in the department from 1940-1978.
Abstract Subjects include: African-American workers; anti-Semitism; civil rights; community action programs; CIO state councils; race relations; Democratic Party; Detroit Revolutionary Union Movements; employment discrimination; Sunnyhills Housing Cooperative; Ku Klux Klan; Mexican Americans; gender discrimination; women's rights; United Steelworkers of America; sharecroppers; skilled trades; school desegregation
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Abstract African-American autoworkers; automation; Detroit Labor Action Committee; National Safety Council; South African politics and economy; UAW Eaton Council; health and safety issues
Abstract Subjects include: Ford Wixom plant; UAW Locals 400, 600, 900; Sam Fishman; industrial safety; African-American autoworkers; strikes
Abstract United Auto Workers Region 1B represents locals in the southeastern and thumb areas of Michigan. This includes workers at the major automotive manufacturers, Huck Manufacturing, TRW, Briggs Manufacturing, Eaton Manufacturing and Bohn Aluminum. Their records document the services Region 1B provided to locals and its political activities in the region.
Abstract Subjects include: Allis-Chalmers strike (1955-57); automobile industry and workers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and W. Virginia; GM Ternstedt Div. strikes (1955, 1958); plant shutdowns; health and safety issues; unemployment; PACs; African-American autoworkers; Communism
- Subject: African Americans X
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 8
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 7
- American Federation of Teachers 5
- Boggs, Grace Lee 4
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 4
- Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 4
- Boggs, James 3
- Wayne State University 3
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 2
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 2
- Keith, Rachel Boone 2
- McRae, Norman 2
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 2
- Overton, Carrie Burton 2
- Service Employees International Union 2
- Young, Coleman A. 2
- Alston, Chris (Christopher Columbus) 1
- Alston, Marti (Martha (nee Arnold)) 1
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- Amos, Ron 1
- Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 1
- Austin, Richard H. 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 1
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Cunningham, Bill 1
- Davenport, Elvin 1
- Democratic National Committee (U.S.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 1
- Detroit Symphony Orchestra 1
- Detroit Urban League 1
- Didier, Gene 1
- Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 1
- Feldman, Sandra 1
- Florida Christian Migrant Ministry 1
- Focus: HOPE (Organization) 1
- Ford, Pat (Patricia) 1
- Gore, Albert, 1948- 1
- Hanna, William 1
- Harkness, Bruce (Bruce L.) 1
- Henry, Milton 1
- Hill, Herbert 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- International Labour Organization 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Chrysler Department 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 36 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-B 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 2A 1
- James, C.L.R. (Cyril Lionel Robert) 1
- Johnson-Forest Tendency 1
- Jones, Louis (Louis E.) 1
- Josaitis, Eleanor 1
- KICK- The Agency for LGBT African Americans 1
- Keeney, Jim 1
- Kugler, Phil 1
- LGBT Detroit 1
- Lampinen, Lily 1
- Lane, Layle, 1893-1976 1
- LeFevre, William 1
- Leab, Daniel J. 1
- Lipscomb, Curtis 1
- Lyman, Frances D. 1
- Mahaffey, Maryann 1
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 1
- McBride, Roberta 1
- Millender, Robert L. 1
- Mondale, Walter F., 1928- 1
- Moon, Elaine Latzman 1
- Myers, George, III 1
- National Farm Workers Association 1
- National Organization for Women 1
- National Sharecroppers’ Fund (U.S.) 1
- New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Newspaper Guild 1
- Ovington, Mary White 1
- Paine, G. Lyman (George Lyman) 1
- Posey, Thomas E (Thomas Edward) (1901-) 1
- Rattner, Bonnie Lee Moss 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Scruggs, Ramon S., Sr. 1
- Sedler, Robert Allen 1
- Seraile, William, 1941- 1
- Shanker, Albert 1
- Shapiro, Morton H. 1
- Sheffield, Horace 1
- Simpkins, Edward 1
- Smith, Ernest C. 1
- Socialist Workers Party 1
- Ste-Marie, Paul 1
- Stepp, Marc 1
- Trans Sistas of Color Project 1
- Union Minorities/Women Leadership Training Project 1
- United Farm Workers 1
- United States. Agency for International Development 1
- United States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1
- United Steelworkers 1
- United Transport Service Employees of America 1
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