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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Algernon David Black
RLIN number: NXCP87-A23
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Immigrant background, Ethical Culture School, Harvard; early interest in civil liberties; Roger N. Baldwin; settlement house work, 1926-1933; work with West Virginia mining families, 1933; teacher and leader at Ethical Culture from 1933; co-chairman, city-wide Committee on Harlem, 1941-1947; job opportunities for blacks; state committee on fair housing, 1949; chairman of board of National Committee on Discrimination in Housing, 1950-1967; black militancy in late 1960s; chairman of Civilian Complaint Review Board of Police Department, New York City, 1966; encampments for citizenship from 1939; writing and broadcasting on ethical issues; internal security investigations.
Extent: Transcript: 242 leaves, Tape: 3 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Black, Algernon David, 1900-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1900
Speaker occupation: Civil libertarian; Educator
Age at speaking: 78
Document date: 1978
Interviewer: Merritt, Russell
Organizations discussed: New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, NY
Locations discussed: New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans--Civil rights; African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Social conditions; Civil rights workers--United States; Civil rights--United States; Educators; Housing; Housing policy--United States; Intellectual life--United States; Internal security; New York; New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, NY; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; Social service; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Black, Algernon D. (Algernon David), 1900-; Ethical culture movement
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017980-13423