Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Labor lawyer Maurice Sugar established the Buck Dinner in 1929. Meeting annually in locations throughout metropolitan Detroit, the Buck Dinner Committee provides financial support to advocacy groups involved in civil rights, equality and social justice. Each year the committee picks “Head Hunters” to invite guests to these dinners to donate money. After they collect funds, the committee meets to decide which organizations need money to continue their activities. A sampling of recipient...
Dates: 1966 - 2002
Abstract The Detroit Committee for Responsible Banking (DCRB) grew out of awareness that banks in Detroit were under-funding city development while frequently supporting development in suburban areas. The DCRB was formed by James M. Edwards and Patrick J. Murray, both Detroit lawyers, and backed by an advisory board of community members. Initially, they focused their efforts on one bank – Comerica – and later went after Standard Federal, National Bank of Detroit, Manufacturers Bank, First of America,...
Dates: 1976 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1987 - 1991
Item — Box Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 7
Abstract Revolutionary socialist, community activist, and radical theorist Grace Lee Boggs was interviewed in 2002 by Wayne State University graduate student Alison Stankrauff as part of coursework for the Wayne State University oral history methodology course. Collection consists of recording and transcript for an interview in which Dr. Boggs discusses her involvement with radical political ideas, community activism in Detroit, and other aspects of her work and life.
Abstract Since the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) was established as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in August 1935, the union has maintained an office to deal with public relations. At that time, a "Committee on Publication" was formed, which became the "Publication Committee" in April 1936. The Committee subsequently became the "Publicity Department" in August 1936, when the UAW became an independent union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations...
Dates: 1929 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1995
Abstract This collection consists of 16 oral history interviews. These can be broken into four categories: Southwest Detroit, Michigan Environmental Justice, Economic Development in Detroit, and Policing Detroit. There are transcripts and audio recordings for all 16 interviews.
Abstract This collection consists of 17 oral history interviews. The collection can be broken into three major categories: the Cass Corridor Neighborhood, LGBT community in Detroit, and Detroit music history. There are transcripts and recordings for all of the interviews.