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Ann Stull was director of Friendship House in Chicago from 1951 to 1955. Friendship House was a Roman Catholic mission that preached and practiced racial tolerance in the pre-civil rights era.
Project focuses of impact of the Daley Era (1945-1980) on public schools; oral histories of teachers and former students.
The Chicago Woman’s Aid was founded in 1882 as the Young Ladies Society to provide civic, philanthropic, literary, educational, and social welfare programs. The organization was divided into several departments including the Civics and Philanthropy Department, the Educational Department, and the Art and Literature Department. It was active in such areas as public housing, public health, child welfare, and arts
The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Metropolitan Chicago held monthly meetings of Chicago based organizational representatives and individual activists to share information and to plan projects. Among its projects was a committee that investigated allegations of discrimination against African Americans denied admittance to gay bars.
The Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education (ICBCHE) existed from 1982 to 1999, enjoying support from Illinois sources and a HECA grant. The inter-institutional program was hosted by Northeastern Illinois University, and included members from the general public. The purpose of the organization (from its website) is: "... the enhancement of education and employment opportunities for Black people
Rev. Martin Hayes Bickham (October 7, 1880 - May, 1976) was a minister, sociologist, civil rights activist, and civil liberties advocate. Martin Bickham's work brought him into a leading role in addressing the issues of his times, including temperance, unemployment, the rights of the disabled, civil rights, and fair housing. He was a member of the Illinois chapter of the
W. Alvin Pitcher (1913-1996), professor, minister, community and social justice activist. The Pitcher Papers include manuscripts, correspondence, press clippings, and extensive records from numerous political and civic organizations. The papers document Pitcher's scholarly career at Denison University and the University of Chicago, his ministerial work, and his participation in the civil rights movement and in various community organizations.
Rose Wheeler was a highly respected social worker, race relations activist and life-long organizer for world peace.