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Abstract With a background in labor activities and civil rights, Coleman Young captured a Michigan State Senate seat in 1964, representing an east side Detroit district, and rose quickly to leadership posts in the Lansing legislature. Michigan Democrats elected him in 1968 to become the first black member ever to serve on the Democratic National Committee. In 1973, pledging to restore peace between the people and police of Detroit, Coleman Young announced as a candidate for Mayor of Detroit. He defeated...
Dates: 1964 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1993 - 1993
Abstract The first installment of the papers of Damon J. Keith consists primarily of published material documenting important milestones in Judge Keith's career, his precedent-setting judicial decisions and the many honors and awards bestowed upon him for his dedication to the city of Detroit and his pioneering role in ensuring equal justice for all Americans.
Dates: 1948 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989
Abstract The Detroit Industrial Mission (DIM) was an ecumenical organization that was founded on the premise of a need for a better understanding between the worker, management and religion. It aimed to serve all churches and types of industry. The industrial mission, organized by the Rev. Hugh C. White in October 1956, sought to organize independently of the formal structures of any denomination. The mission engaged directly with varying types of industry to explore with managers and their workers the...
Dates: 1954 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1973
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 15, Ernest Dillard was the first African American elected to a succession of UAW leadership posts. Jessie Dillard was one of Detroit’s leading block club organizers and civil rights activists. Both Mr. and Ms. Dillard played prominent roles in the Detroit NAACP and held leadership positions in the Michigan Democratic Party.Part I of the papers of Ernest and Jessie Dillard reflect the broad range of their professional and political...
Dates: 1936 - 1999
Abstract In 2007, Reuther archivist William LeFevre conducted an oral history on the organization Focus: HOPE, interviewing its co-founder, Eleanor Josaitis, and longtime supporter Senator Carl Levin. The civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE emerged in March of 1968 in the aftermath of the 1967 Detroit riots. Its aims were and are to overcome racism and poverty and foster social justice, racial integration, and urban employment through food distribution, human relations, and job training...
Dates: 2007-07-10; 2007-10-19
Abstract Focus: HOPE emerged in March of 1968 from the ashes of the 1967 Detroit riot. The largely volunteer civil and human rights organization has created an astonishing variety of innovative programs aimed at overcoming racism, poverty and injustice by fostering integration and bringing the urban unemployed into the economic mainstream, programs which have become a model for urban revitalization worldwide. The Focus: HOPE Collection contains a wide variety of sources, including correspondence,...
Dates: 1960 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990
Abstract George Schermer worked to improve housing, human relations, and urban social problems throughout his career. First with the Chicago Housing Authority as a Supervisor of Tenant Selection and Tenanent Services, before moving to Detroit where he worked with the Detroit Housing Commission as Assistant Director for Management. In 1945, Mayor Jeffries appointed Schermer as Director of the Detroit Mayor's Interracial Committee, which he created to help ease tension within the city, especially in the...
Dates: 1939 - 1992
Abstract The Grosse Pointe Civil Rights Organizations collection is made up primarily of the papers of two organizations: The Grosse Pointe Human Relations Council, and the Grosse Pointe Committee For Open Housing. The papers of the Grosse Pointe Civil Rights Organizations reflect the work of a number of civil rights organizations in the Detroit area in the 1960's and 1970's.
Dates: 1963 - 1973
Abstract Correspondence, pamphlets, booklets, newsletters, clippings, reports, and notes collected by Mr. Gilmore, who has been active politically in Detroit and Michigan. In 1952 he was special assistant U.S. attorney for the Office of Price Stabilization under Philip A. Hart; from 1955-56 he served as deputy attorney general of Michigan; from 1956 to the present he has been a Wayne County Circuit Court judge; from 1965-68 he helped to organize the Detroit Citizens Committee for Equal Opportunity and...
Dates: 1957 - 1969
Abstract An active member of the Detroit Branch, NAACP, Dr. McClendon was president of that group from 1938 to 1945. These papers include material on the fight against racial discrimination in Detroit and the armed services, and on fund-raising problems. The collection also has papers relating to Dr. and Mrs. William A. Thompson of Detroit, who were active supporters of the NAACP. Correspondents include Edward J. Jeffries, Jr., Henry L. Stimson, and Arthur H. Vandenberg.
Dates: 1932 - 1969
Abstract The Jewish Community Council was established in 1937 as an umbrella organization to serve as a unifying force for Jewish organizations of metropolitan Detroit.The records of the Council document the organization's operational activities, programming, and publications, and the interests of the organization as related to issues such as anti-Semitism, discrimination and the civil rights movement, church-state relations and education, Israeli and Middle Eastern affairs, Zionism, and the...
Dates: 1937 - 1984
Abstract The Jerome P. Cavanagh Photographs and Other Material consists of numerous photographs, the majority of which were taken during his time in office. These photographs cover events such as the 1968 Olympic Bid, visits from Lyndon B. Johnson, aftermath of the 1967 unrest, and Mayor Cavanagh with various prominent Detroit business people, union members, and politicians. Also included in the collection is memorabilia from his 1966 Senate campaign, 1968 Olympic information, and other various...
Dates: 1960 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Abstract The papers of Lily Lampinen reflect her personal interest in a variety of important social and political issues, particularly civil rights for minorities.
Dates: 1960 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Scope and Content The NAACP Detroit Branch Photographs document the activities of the organization and its members throughout the mid-century. Topics include the annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner; the Awards Night Program; membership drives; committee activities; demonstrations against school segregation and housing discrimination, as well as special events and meetings. Also included are biographical files of members and affiliates of the Detroit Branch. Of interest, the photos chronicle the longstanding...
Abstract The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was established in 1910 to help African-American citizens secure their rights, obtain legal justice and gain equal political, economic and social opportunity. The Detroit Branch was established in 1912 and has worked to improve conditions in housing, employment, education, and police-community relations and in doing so has received community-wide and national recognition. Their records reflect these accomplishments, including...
Dates: 1912 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1956 - 2007
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.
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.
Dates: 1937 - 1965
Abstract In 1989, the Detroit Urban League initiated a project to create an oral history of Detroit’s African American community, underrepresented in traditional histories of the city, focusing on the period of 1918 through 1967, from near the time of the League’s founding to the civil unrest of 1967. Elaine Latzman Moon, then on staff at the Detroit Urban League, led the project and interviewed more than 200 participants from all walks of life, ages, and social and economic status, including many...
Dates: 1990 - 1994
Abstract Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. began his career as a lawyer in the Detroit law firm of Harold E. Bledsoe and Hobart Taylor. He later served on the state’s Workmen’s Compensation Commission and as a judge in the county and U.S. court system. During his tenure on the bench, McCree took part in a number of school desegregation cases iand as the government’s lawyer, he argued a number of significant cases before the Supreme Court. He resigned in 1977 to accept appointment as U.S. Solicitor General in the...
Dates: 1937 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1987
- Civil rights 18
- African Americans 5
- Detroit (Mich.) 5
- Michigan -- Politics and government 5
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 4
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Riot, 1967 4
- Housing 4
- Desegregation 3
- Discrimination in housing 3
- Labor unions 3
- Minorities 3
- Race relations 3
- Affirmative action 2
- City planning 2
- Community education 2
- Detroit -- social conditions 2
- Human rights 2
- Labor 2
- Labor movement 2
- Oral histories 2
- Politics, Practical 2
- Transcripts 2
- Women 2
- African American businesspeople 1
- African American judges 1
- African American labor leaders 1
- African American labor union members 1
- African Americans -- History 1
- Anti-Semitism 1
- Busing for School Integration 1
- Church and Labor 1
- Civil Service 1
- Civil rights -- United States -- Cases 1
- Civil rights movements 1
- Community organization 1
- Community-based social services 1
- Courts -- United States 1
- Desegregation in Education 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Riot, 1943 1
- Detroit (Mich.) Fire Department 1
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
- Discrimination in employment 1
- Education 1
- Education, Higher 1
- Freedom Rides, 1961 1
- Hamtramck (Mich.) 1
- Industrial relations 1
- Jewish culture: arts, media and heritage 1
- Jews. American 1
- Minorities -- Housing 1
- Neighborhoods 1
- Photographs 1
- Police -- community relations 1
- Radicalism 1
- School integration 1
- Segregation 1
- Social history 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Urban development 1
- Urban renewal 1
- Video recordings 1
- Wayne County (Mich.) 1
- Women in the labor movement 1 ∧ view less
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 4
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 4
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 2
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 2
- Focus: HOPE (Organization) 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- Young, Coleman A. 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- American Federation of Teachers 1
- Bailey, J. Edward, 1923- 1
- Boggs, Grace Lee 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Cunningham, Bill 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Mayor's Interracial Committee 1
- Detroit Housing Commission 1
- Detroit Industrial Mission 1
- Detroit Urban League 1
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 1
- Dillard, Ernest C. 1
- Dillard, Jessie M. 1
- Gilmore, Horace W., 1918-2010 1
- Girardin, Ray 1
- Grosse Pointe Civil Rights Organization 1
- Humphrey, Hubert H., 1911-1978 1
- Jewish Community Council (Detroit, Mich.) 1
- Josaitis, Eleanor 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Lampinen, Lily 1
- LeFevre, William 1
- Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 1
- McClendon, James J. 1
- Merrill-Palmer Institute 1
- Moon, Elaine Latzman 1
- National Organization for Women 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.). Commission on Human Relations 1
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 1
- Schermer, George, 1919-1989 1
- Socialist Workers Party 1
- United Steelworkers 1
- Wayne State University 1 ∧ view less
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