The small collection of documents in this collection includes the text from Smith's "Declaration of Conscience" speech. Select "Audio Recordings" to listen to "Leave It to the Girls," a song written for Smith's 1964 presidential campaign.
The Iron Hill School #112C was an African American one-room schoolhouse that was in operation from 1923 until 1964. The 37 interviews (audio and transcripts) in this collection document life at Iron Hill School and at schools for white children,...
African American girls; African American schools; African Americans -- Education;
This collection documents the history of Colby-Sawyer College, which was a women's junior college from 1928 until 1973. The college started admitting men in 1990. The collection also includes Patience Cleveland's diary from 1964, in which she...
Actresses; Women athletes; Women college students; Women's colleges
United States -- California -- Los Angeles; United States -- New Hampshire -- New London
Includes Mary McLeod Bethune's 1939 speech, "What Does American Democracy Mean to Me;" Fannie Lou Hamer's "Testimony Before the Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention" (1964); Shirley Chisolm's ""The Black Woman in Contemporary...
African American orators; African American women; Speeches, addresses, etc.;
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