Fauntroy, Walter E.
"Delegate from the District of Columbia; born in Washington, D.C., February 6, 1933; attended Washington (D.C.) public schools; graduated from Dunbar High School, Washington, D.C., 1952; B.A., Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va., 1955; B.D., Yale University Divinity School, 1958; pastor, New Bethel Baptist Church, 1959 to present; founder and director, Model Inner City Community Organization, 1966-1972; director, Washington Bureau, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1960-1971; vice chairman, District of Columbia City Council, 1967-1969; vice chairman, White House Conference to Fulfill These Rights, 1966; national coordinator, Poor People’s Campaign, 1969; chairman, board of directors, Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Social Change, Atlanta, Ga.; member, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, 1961-1971; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat a Delegate to the Ninety-second Congress, by special election, March 23, 1971; reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 23, 1971-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990 but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for mayor of Washington, D.C.; is a resident of Washington, D.C."--Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Asa and Elna Spaulding papers, 1909-1997 and undated, bulk 1935-1983 (Duke University Libraries)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress)
- [Rosa Parks and Congressman Walter Fauntroy holding a framed picture of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964] [graphic]. (Photographic prints1980-1990.gmgpc)
- [Walter Fauntroy speaking at Rosa Parks' birthday gala, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., 1990] [graphic]. (Photographic printsColor1990.gmgpc)
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters after learning he has won the Nobel Peace Prize in Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, 1964 October 14 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters following the court-ordered reinstatement of over one thousand students suspended from school for participating in civil rights demonstrations, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 May 23 (Moving images)