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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
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.
E. H. Duckworth Photograph Collection
Edward Harland Duckworth (1893-1972) was Inspector of Education in Nigeria from 1930 to 1953. He was the founder and editor of the magazine Nigeria, and fought for the recognition of Nigerian arts and crafts, the establishment of museums and the preservation of “antiquities,” and above all for a wider concept of education.