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 about the upcoming presidential election and efforts by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to encourage African Americans to vote, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 October 3 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters about the upcoming presidential election and efforts by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to encourage African Americans to vote, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 October 3 (Moving images)