Monthly Archives: March 2010

Andrew Young and the Community Relations Commission

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History In 1970, Mayor Sam Massell appointed Andrew Young to chair the Atlanta Community Relations Commission (CRC), replacing Reverend Samuel Williams. Formed in 1966, the CRC served as a liaison between African-American residents and City Hall, primarily to address incidents of…

The Ronnie M. Moore Papers

By Amber L. Moore, Project Archivist, Amistad Research Center Amistad staff are pleased to announce that the guide for the Ronnie Moore Papers is available online.  Ronnie M. Moore is a civil rights activist, community development consultant and photographer from New Orleans.  He was a field secretary in the South for the Congress of Racial…

Gilbert & George postal sculptures

Gilbert & George are famous British visual and conceptual artists who have been working together since they met in art school in 1967. The Raymond Danowski Poetry Library contains two of their “postal sculptures,” “The Limericks” from 1971 and “Pink Elephants” from 1973. As Gilbert & George conceived it a postal sculpture was a series…

Joseph E. Lowery, SCLC President 1977-1997

By Sarah Quigley, Project Archivist, Southern Christian Leadership Conference records Born in Alabama in 1921, Joseph Echols Lowery bore witness to the indignities of the Jim Crow south and grew up to become an influential leader of the Civil Rights Movement.  He was a young Methodist minister in Mobile, Alabama during the bus boycotts of…

Andrew Young and Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize

By Cheryl Oestreicher, Project Archivist, Andrew J. Young Papers The Andrew Young Papers, located at Auburn Avenue Research Library, contain documents spanning Young’s entire career – from his days at Hartford Theological Seminary in the early 1950s through his current activities at GoodWorks International, and includes material from his participation in the Civil Rights Movement….