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Chicago Defender Archives Individuals Files

Founded by Robert S. Abbott in 1905, the Chicago Defender is one of America's longest-running African American newspapers. The Defender is best known for having spurred the Great Migration of African Americans from the southern United States to the nation's urban centers in the north—especially Chicago—during the first decades of the 20th century. The Defender also paved the way for

Chicago Defender Organizations Files Archives

Founded by Robert S. Abbott in 1905, the Chicago Defender is one of America's longest-running African American newspapers. The Defender is best known for having spurred the Great Migration of African Americans from the southern United States to the nation's urban centers in the north—especially Chicago—during the first decades of the 20th century. The Defender also paved the way for

Chicago Urban League Collection

Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is one of the oldest African American social service, research, and advocacy organizations in the United States. A group of sociologists, social workers, and philanthropists founded the Chicago League in 1916 to address the rapidly increasing needs of the African American community during a time of voluminous migration. The specific focus of the

DuSable Museum of African American History Moving Image Collection

The DuSable Museum of African American History Moving Image Collection consists of both items that pertain in particular to the museum itself (its history and productions) and items that were donated and collected for their greater relevance to African American history. For this reason, the collection is divided into two series, the Moving Image Archive and the Moving Image Library,

Gary Urban League records

The Gary Urban League (GUL) records consist of correspondence, 1940-1960; published material, 1953-1955; clippings, 1948-1962; press releases, 1952-1962; course outlines and class schedules of special institutes held in Gary, 1957-1960; agenda, minutes, memoranda, greeting cards, handwritten notes, lists, and announcements of the GUL 1945-1965; charts and questionnaires of the National Urban League (NUL) on employment trends; petitions and minutes of

Harry Jackson Jr. Papers

Harry Jackson Jr. was a resident and postal worker in Evanston, Illinois. Jackson was a member of the 10 Pinners League, a local bowling league. This collection contains Jackson’s professional and personal papers, and personal library; which were donated by his wife after his death in 2012.

Metropolitan Planning Council records

The Metropolitan Planning Council is an independent nonprofit Chicago area planning organization. According to its website, it is committed to developing a sustainable and prosperous Chicago region, and since its founding in 1934 it has played a critical role in city infrastructure planning, providing housing for low income individuals, sponsoring urban renewal, protecting the environment, and advocating health care for

Progressive Community Church records, 1948-2018

Progressive Community Center: The People's Church was established in 1922 by the late Reverend Joseph Winters at 56 E. 48th St. in Bronzeville, a historical neighborhood in the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois. While most notorious for its designation as the declared church home of the late Mayor Harold Washington (served 1983-1987), PCC has been involved in organizing the

Pullman State Historic Site Digital Collection