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Civil rights collection,

Title
Civil rights collection, 1962-1969.
Author
Clarke, Catherine, 1929-1981.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 95 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 2Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 95 Box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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Description
1.4 lin. ft.
Subjects
Note
  • Contact sheet strips transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Clarke, John
Biography (note)
  • Catherine "Kit" Clarke was a documentary filmmaker whose work emphasized civil rights and poverty in the South, and the anti-war protests of the 1960's and 1970's.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Processed
  • Cataloged
Call Number
Sc MG 95
Author
Clarke, Catherine, 1929-1981. Collector
Title
Civil rights collection, 1962-1969.
Summary
The Catherine Clarke Civil Rights Collection consists primarily of mimeographed and printed material documenting projects administered by various organizations whose objective was to establish racial equality in the South, primarily through school desegregation and voter registration. The collection is an accumulation of material and notes which Clarke gathered while working for several civil rights organizations and researching film projects about poverty and racism during the 1960's. There are press releases, leaflets and other printed matter which had been distributed to and by civil rights workers, as well as newspaper and magazine clippings, and Clarke's notes.
The subject matter deals with the Mississippi Summer Project - Council of Federated Organizations, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, the Selma to Montgomery March in Alabama, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City in Washington, D.C. The role of the church and civil rights is also discussed in the collection.
Biography
Catherine "Kit" Clarke was a documentary filmmaker whose work emphasized civil rights and poverty in the South, and the anti-war protests of the 1960's and 1970's.
Clarke began her association with the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project as a volunteer for the National Council of Churches' Hattiesburg Project in 1964. During the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965, she worked as the assistant public relations and press officer for the mobile marching unit. She also served as a travelling reporter for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Summer Community Organization and Political Education Project (SCOPE) in Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. Clarke was also an associate producer for "Lay My Burden Down," a sixty minute documentary for NET Journal about conditions in the South one year after the Selma to Montgomery March, and film coordinator and radio reporter for the 1968 Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
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Occupation
Civil rights workers
Research Call Number
Sc MG 95
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