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Materials in this expanding collection pertain to the experience of African American students and faculty at Northwestern University. The documents included in this collection are university reports about African American students, articles on race and higher education, reproductions of student newspapers discussing race relations on-campus and materials concerning the 1968 Bursar's Office Takeover. This collection also includes biographical subject files.
Members from nine community organizations in Chicago created the Chicago Alliance for Neighborhood Safety (CANS) in 1981 to create safer neighborhoods through the application of volunteer-centered and community-based crime prevention techniques. CANS was instrumental in the campaign to promote community policing in Chicago. The organization deserves much credit for the Chicago Police Department's implementation of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
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
People Who Care was established March 19, 1989 by a group of concerned citizens and parents led by Ed Wells and Larry Curtin. They opposed Rockford School District #205's January 1989 plan “Together Toward a Brighter Tomorrow” which sought to reduce costs for the school district by closing ten schools and restructuring others. People Who Care’s two biggest concerns were
This collection, which fills two archival boxes, consists of materials collected by a NAACP member, who was at one time a member of the national executive committee. The records for the most part date between the years 1996 and 2003. Constitutions and bylaws for both the national NAACP and those that pertain to all of its branches are part of
Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 — December 20, 1976) was a six-term mayor of the city of Chicago (1955-1976) and the influential chair of the Cook County Democratic Party from 1953 until his death in 1976. Daley served as an Illinois State representative and Senator (1936-1946), State Director of Revenue (1948—50), and Cook County Clerk (1950—55) before being elected
The Rockford Urban Ministries is a program developed by the Rockford District of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1962 to meet pressing social problems of people living within the city which were not being met by any other institutional structures at that time. Through the efforts of the District Superintendent, Merlyn Northwest, and concerned Methodists