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African American history

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Chicago Public Library, George Cleveland Hall Branch Archives

 Collection
Identifier: harsh-1932-01
Abstract The Hall Branch is named for George Cleveland Hall, African American physician, Chicago Public Library board member and a founding member of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, who campaigned tirelessly for a full-service library in Bronzeville neighborhood. Hall Branch, headed by Vivian G. Harsh from 1932 to 1958, was a leading cultural institution during the Black Chicago Renaissance. The archives include administrative records, programs, correspondence, photographs,...
Dates: 1930-1975.

Richard Durham Papers

 File
Identifier: harsh-1998-02
Abstract

In the mid-twentieth century, journalist and writer Richard Durham created Destination Freedom, a series of radio shows dramatizing the Black experience in America. He went on to edit the Muhammad Speaks newspaper, create a television show in 1971 and assisted in the writing of Muhammad Ali’s autobiography, The Greatest. The collection contains transcripts and recordings of the radio plays, manuscripts, interviews, photographs and other audiovisual material.

Dates: 1939-1999