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North Carolina Civil Rights Photocopy Collection

Identifier: MsC1045

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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 Carolina, including mentions and statements by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); a photocopy of Chris D. Howard’s thesis “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: The Black Struggle for Civic Equality in Durham, North Carolina, 1954-1963” (1983); editorial expressions by Jesse Helms, vice president and vice chairman of the board of WRAL-TV; articles and newspaper clippings related to housing discrimination, city planning, and zoning in Durham and other towns in North Carolina; information about lunch counter sit-ins; a photocopy of Allan P. Sindler's paper "Youth and the American Negro Protest Movement: A Local Case Study of Durham, North Carolina" (1964); and other miscellaneous materials.


  • Creation: 1952-1990

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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