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Material from Washington University in St. Louis 1900-1998 1940-1980.
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Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2015.
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Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2015.
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes information about the following people: Amiri Baraka, Camille Billops, Charles Black, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck D, Pearlie Dove, Riva Helfond, Leroy Jones, Virginia Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Spike Lee, Lonnie King, Woodie King, Gwendolyn Knight, Bruce Raeburn, Koko Taylor, Alice Walker, Kara Walker, Raven Wilkinson.
Title supplied by cataloguer; resource viewed 9 Oct. 2015.
abstract
Electronic reproduction of materials from Washington University in St. Louis. The collection includes: material relating to the Pruitt-Igoe project, a large housing project that ended in failure. Thirty-three 11-storey buildings were constructed, with 2,868 apartments completed in 1956. Designed by the same Japanese architect as the Twin Towers in Manhattan, by the late 1960s the complex had become internationally infamous for its proverty, crime and segregation. It was demolished in March 1972; records of the Delmo Housing Corporation, 1945-1989, which was the first private welfare organisation in Missouri with a focus on housing and community projects. It represented 10 communities, four of which were entirely African American in 1945. The records document the community program in the wake of the FSA sale of these properties in 1945; the periodical Delmo doings, 1947-1971; records of the Urban League of St. Louis, organised in June 1918 in response to the East St. Louis race riots of 1917 and affiliated with the National Urban League since 1937.The major objectives of the League were to improve the socioeconomic and cultural conditions of the African American community and to bring about better understanding and cooperation between black and white citizens; Black Manifesto collection, 1968-1998, dealing with student protests at Washington University in St. Louis in 1968, particularly the Black Position Paper and the Black Manifesto of that year, and correspondence with Chancellor Thomas H. Eliot concerning these documents and goals; "I'll make me a world : a century of African American art", comprising interviews with or about African American artists, writers, dancers, actors and musicians, from the Henry Hampton Collection.
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11774322
 
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