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Claude Barnett Research Collection circa 1950-1970

Consists of news clippings, photographs, and newsletters pertaining to African affairs during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection was assembled by Claude Barnett, director of the Associated Negro Press, a wire organization serving Black American newspapers, and the World News Service, which provided similar service to African newspapers from 1960 until 1963.

Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) Papers 1960-1984

Dennis Brutus, poet and South African expatriate, was an activist, working for an end to racial segregation in sport. The Dennis Brutus Papers comprise correspondence, papers associated with specific organizations and events, and numerous drafts of poems, both handwritten and typed.

Dennis Brutus Defense Committee records

The Dennis Brutus Defense Committee was formed in response to efforts by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to deport South African poet and anti-apartheid activist Dennis Brutus. Brutus, who was expelled from South Africa in 1966, came to the United States in 1970 on a British visa from Rhodesia, his country of birth. When in 1980 British Rhodesia

Gwendolen M. Carter papers

Gwendolen M. Carter was a South African specialist and a professor of political science and African studies. Carter first visited Africa in 1948 while working on a study of the British Commonwealth. Her scholarly interests immediately turned to that continent, and she returned to South Africa for a yearlong study in 1952. In addition to receiving Ford and Rockefeller Foundation

Prexy Nesbitt papers

Prexy Nesbitt was a leader in organizing Chicago’s support for southern African liberation and against apartheid. He wrote extensively on southern Africa and collected materials on liberation movements there.

Toward Freedom Newsletter records

Toward Freedom is a newsletter founded by William Bross Lloyd, Jr. in the late 1950's to call American attention to civil rights issues, African colonial and postcolonial issues, and other occurrences of racial and religious discrimination across the globe.