Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982
Wikipedia, 31 Oct. 2012: "Rayford Whittingham Logan (January 7, 1897 – November 4, 1982) was an African-American historian and Pan-African activist. He was best known for his study of post-Reconstruction America, a period he termed 'the nadir of American race relations'. In the late 1940s he was the chief advisor to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on international affairs. Logan was a long-standing professor at Howard University. In 1932, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Logan to his Black Cabinet. Logan drafted Roosevelt's executive order prohibiting the exclusion of blacks from the military in World War II.In 1950–51, Logan became Director of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Logan was the 15th General President of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. In 1980, he was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP."
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- March on Milwaukee: Civil Rights History Project (Golda Meir Library (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries))