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Racism against Black people

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Eric Morton Civil Rights Papers

Identifier: MsC0999

Papers of an organizer for the Freedom Summer.

Dates: 1964-2008

FBI Investigation of the Lemuel A. Penn Murder Papers

Identifier: MsC0507

Obtained from the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act in 1999, these papers document the FBI's investigation into the murder of Lemuel A. Penn. Ku Klux Klan members who murdered him were the first persons convicted under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Dates: 1964-1967

Harry Harper Papers

Identifier: MsC0365

Physician and civil rights leader in Fort Madison, IA. Correspondence, speeches, biographical and autobiographical materials, and subject files document both his career and his Civil Rights activism.

Dates: 1946-1985

North Carolina Civil Rights Photocopy Collection

Identifier: MsC1045
Scope and Contents The North Carolina Civil Rights Photocopy Collection contains photocopies from another university ranging from 1952 to 1990 which were used by a student and then given to the University of Iowa's Special Collections and University Archives department.This collection contains photocopies of newspaper clippings from the The Carolina Times documenting the boycott of local businesses in Durham, North Carolina. Led by the African-American community during the 1960s, the community worked towards applying economic pressure and organizing towards getting rid of segregation and other racist institutions in order to create more equitable conditions. The collection also includes photocopies from a number of other mainstream and local magazines and newspapers related to: opposition of full integration in schools by C.P. Ellis, president of the Durham chapter of the United Klans of America and cochair of the Save Our Schools (S.O.S.) project; demonstrations throughout North...
Dates: 1952-1990

The Maid Narratives: Oral Histories from the Great Migration to Iowa

Identifier: IWA1108

Oral history interviews with African American women who worked in domestic service in the South before moving to Iowa.

Dates: 2006 - 2023

Transcript, October 16, 2023

Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview with Iowa state legislator Phyllis Thede, which includes discussion of the following topics: Thede's family; her experiences as a Black girl growing up in Chicago and Iowa, including differential experiences of segregation and racism in those respective locales; her analysis of the redistricting and its effects on her final reelection campaign; memories of serving in the legislature during the COVID-19 pandemic; memories of witnessing and being targeted by racist harassment at the legislature or among her constituents; her role in changing Iowa's law regarding insurance reimbursements for chiropractic care; the increasingly partisan character of politics in Iowa and the United States; the founding of the Black caucus in the Iowa legislature; and her Catholic faith.

Dates: October 16, 2023