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
- Alabama Media Group Collection (Alabama Department of Archives and History)
- Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection (Alabama Department of Archives and History)
- Asa and Elna Spaulding papers, 1909-1997 and undated, bulk 1935-1983 (Duke University Libraries)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- MFDP--General papers, 1963-1965, part 2 (Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party records, 1962-1971; Historical Society Library Microforms Room, Micro 788, Reel 1, Segment 2, Part 2) (Memorandums)
- MFDP--General papers, 1965-1971, part 1 (Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party records, 1962-1971; Historical Society Library Microforms Room, Micro 788, Reel 2, Segment 2, Part 1) (Minutes (administrative records))
- Morey --COFO Legal Coordinator - Other Material (R. Hunter Morey papers, 1962-1967; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 522, Box 4, Folder 7) (Reports)
- Rosa Parks Papers (Library of Congress)
- 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 at an outdoor press conference about violence the night before and the civil rights movement's nonviolent response in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 25 (Moving images)