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Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: MS-0334
Abstract The Civil Rights Collection brings together papers and publications from individuals and organizations, as well as over fifty hours of taped interviews with civil rights participants. Individuals include Charles Haynie, Buford Posey, Sidney Redmond, Walter and Elizabeth Rogers, and Claude Williams, among others. Organizations include ACLU, CORE, SCEF, SRC, and several others. The collection includes a wealth of pamphlets, organized by topic, and newsletters, organized by title. Documents...
Dates: 1910-1979

Dick Gregory for President Dollar

Identifier: AR-0172

This collection houses a phony dollar dated November 5, 1968 promoting civil rights activist Dick Gregory for President and Mark Lane for Vice President. These souvenirs were handed out to students when Gregory spoke at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the winter of 1968-1969.

Dates: 1968 November 5

Fentress County Democratic and Conservative Meeting Minutes

Identifier: MS-1408
Abstract These minutes from the Democratic and Conservative Meeting held at the Fentress County Courthouse on September 7, 1874 discuss the meeting purpose which was to select delegates to represent them at the Congressional Convention (to be held in Carthage on October 1, 1874), at the Senatorial Convention (to be held in Crossville on September 18, 1874), and at the convention to nominate a candidate to the Legislature (if one should be held). The group argues that it is of the most vital...
Dates: 1874 September 7

Martin Luther King Broadside

Identifier: MS-3993

This collection consists of a single broadside printed from a page of The Augusta Courier dated July 8, 1963. It includes a picture of Martin Luther King along with Abner W. Berry, Aubrey Williams, and Myles Horton among a crowd at Highlander Folk School in 1957. This propagandist broadside advertises Highlander as a "communist training school" and describes the men as "'four horsemen' of racial agitation."

Dates: 1963 July 8

"Myles Horton of Highlander: Adult Educator and Southern Activist"

Identifier: MS-1852

Collection consists of a typed manuscript written by Franklin and Betty J. Parker about the life and accomplishments of Myles Horton. The academic paper also contains a chronology of Horton's life and a bibliography. The paper was published in 1991, one year after Horton's death.

Dates: 1991