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Items with subject 'Segregation'

Lift Every Voice Project

by Wicomico Public Libraries (circa 2020)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The "Lift Every Voice" project was aimed to engage local teens with older local members of the African American community who could provide memories and recollections of race relations and racial injustice in Salisbury and Delmarva. Along with these interviews, participating teens would meet in a community poetry workshop to create a community poem from the content of their interviews.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Desegregation • Racism • Segregation
Identifier: LEV
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pro-Segregation Pamphlets

by Association of Citizens' Councils of MississippiGeorgia Commission on Education (circa 1954 – 1957)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Pro-Segregation pamphlets include 9 pamphlets published in the 1950s that supported racial segregation. Eight are from the Citizens' Council (of Greenwood, Mississippi) and one is from the Georgia Commission on Education. These pamphlets were used to rally public and political resistance against the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling on school segregation. The Citizens' Council encouraged resistance to integration through legal means and education through propaganda like these pamphlets rather than through physical and violent actions like those of the Ku Klux Klan.

Associated Subjects: Pamphlet • Race Relations • Racism • Segregation
Identifier: SC2021.009
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Willard L. Stevens papers

by Stevens, Willard L. (1917 – 2014)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Willard Stevens papers are a series of scrapbooks documenting his life’s journey called “Walking Short”. He documents his childhood on the farm in Snow Hill, Maryland, his military stationing in the United States Army Air Corps in Florida, and his ministry years as a Methodist pastor. Stevens also notes national events including racial tensions of the Civil Rights movement, the deaths of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy, as well as the various wars of his lifetime. His papers also document the adoption and citizenship process, he and his wife took to adopt a Korean girl, Robin. His papers serve as a life narrative from 1917-2014 that document his travels from Maryland Eastern Shore, North Carolina, California, Missouri, and Florida.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Methodism • Segregation
Identifier: 1998.121
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment