Civil Rights-- Eisenhower & the Eisenhower Administration

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Title:Civil rights-- Eisenhower & the Eisenhower administration
Date:1955-1960
Description:

This online collection includes Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr.'s cabinet paper summarizing the various steps taken by the Eisenhower administration to end racial segregation and discrimination in education, transportation, and hospitals; a press release praising the administration's contributions towards civil rights released by Val J. Washington, the Republican National Committee Director of Minorities; a memo from E. Frederic Morrow, Eisenhower's Administrative Officer for Special Projects and an African American, to Chief-of-Staff Sherman Adams regarding the repeated requests of African American leaders seeking to meet with President Eisenhower about race relations in the United States; a twenty-five page paper presenting contextual information about the origins of racial tension in the U.S.; correspondence between President Eisenhower and Rev. Billy Graham about methods by which ministers could promote progress and understanding of race relations; a letter from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover to William H. Jackson, the Special Assistant to President Eisenhower about the monograph "The Communist Party and the Negro from 1953-1956"; a letter from Representative Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. urging President Eisenhower to make a statement in support of racial harmony in the South; a memo from Cabinet Secretary Maxwell Rabb to Sherman Adams regarding the proposed May 17, 1957 march at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.; a memo from E. Frederic Morrow to Sherman Adams addressing a meeting between African American leaders and President Eisenhower; a memo from Maxwell Rabb to Sherman Adams discussing the meeting of Dr. Martin Luther King and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon on June 13, 1957; a memo from Maxwell Rabb to Sherman Adams discussing when and which African American leaders would meet with President Eisenhower; a memo detailing the recommendations reached after the meeting with African American leaders on June 23, 1958; a letter from NAACP Executive Director Roy Wilkins to President Eisenhower expressing gratitude for holding meeting with leaders; a memo from Rocco Siciliano, the Special Assistant to President Eisenhower declaring the meeting "an unqualified success;" and a memo prepared by E. Frederic Morrow entitled "Student Protest Movement in the South, March 7, 1960" which discusses the sit-in protest of four freshman from North Carolina A&T College on February 1, 1960 at a Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C.

"The 1950s were a significant time period in the history of civil rights in this country. The Eisenhower Administration worked quietly on this front. The following documents include official government reports on civil rights, as well as President Eisenhower's personal views on this issue."--Eisenhower Library Web site.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Texts (document genres) | Letters (correspondence) | Memorandums | Reports
Subjects:Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969--Correspondence | Brownell, Herbert, 1904- --Correspondence | Washington, Val J., 1903-1995--Correspondence | Morrow, E. Frederic (Everett Frederic), 1909- --Correspondence | Adams, Sherman, 1899-1986--Correspondence | Graham, Billy, 1918- --Correspondence | Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972--Correspondence | Powell, Adam Clayton, 1908-1972--Correspondence | Rabb, Maxwell M., 1910- --Correspondence | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981--Correspondence | Siciliano, Rocco C.--Correspondence | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Segregation in education--Law and legislation--United States | Segregation in transportation--Law and legislation--United States | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | Discrimination in medical care--United States | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Greensboro | Direct action--Southern States | African Americans--Government policy | United States--Politics and government--1953-1961 | Church and state--United States | African American civil rights workers--United States | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civil rights movement--United States | Student movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Protest marches--Washington (D.C.) | Communism--United States | Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina--Students | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation | Meetings | United States
Institution:Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Contributors:Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Online Publisher:[Abilene, Kan.] : Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library | 2006
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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/research/online_documents/civil_rights_eisenhower_administration.html