Tag: civil rights legislation

Newly Digitized: Civil Rights Materials from the Burke Marshall Personal Papers

  by Elyse Edwards, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) ‘In times of great struggle and conflict in the South,’ Congressman [John] Lewis said, ‘during the freedom rides of 1961, when young people were being beaten by angry mobs in Montgomery and when fire hoses and dogs were being turned on people in Birmingham, people…

The Civil Rights Act of 1964

  by Elyse Edwards, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) By 1963 most states in this country had integrated businesses, schools, and public spaces, but integration proved much more difficult in southern states where policies and attitudes were still highly discriminatory. On June 11, 1963, the day two African American students were admitted to the…

Now Fully Digitized: The White House Staff Files of Lee C. White

  by Tricia Patterson, Graduate Student Intern (Simmons College GSLIS) We are happy to report that the White House Staff Files of Lee C. White is now fully digitized and available on our website. Lee Calvin White was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 1, 1923. He remained in Nebraska to earn both his bachelor’s…

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

  by Kelly Francis, Assistant Digital Archivist for Textual Collections The economy. Unemployment. Religion. Civil rights. Health care. These were the principal issues of the 2012 presidential election. Surprisingly, they were also the major issues of the 1960 election. Senator John F. Kennedy’s 1960 Presidential Campaign Files were cataloged concurrently with the 2012 presidential campaign.…