Chester Grundy papers

Abstract

The Chester Grundy papers (dated 1971-2009, undated; 9.5 cubic feet, 15.16 gigabytes; 21 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 flat box, 46 born-digital files, 9 files of digitized film) primarily comprise correspondence, plans and reports, contracts and agreements, press releases and newspaper clippings, flyers and event programs, catalogs, reference materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting Chester Grundy's involvement in the University of Kentucky (UK) Black Student Union; his work activities as part of the University of Kentucky Minority and African American student affairs offices, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cultural Center and Black Studies/African American Studies department; and his personal and scholarly interests in African American-oriented activities and diversity events.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Chester Grundy papers
Extent
9.5 Cubic Feet
Subjects
African American college students -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Societies, etc.
African American college teachers -- Kentucky -- Lexington
African American History Month
African American studies
Audiotapes.
Black studies
Hispanic American college students -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Societies, etc.
Jazz -- History and criticism
Minority college students -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Societies, etc.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged subject into 7 series: Personal and Professional Development; UK Offices and Centers; Academic Programs and Student Organizations; Festivals and Celebrations; Events; Reference Materials; and Photographs and Moving Images. Thereunder, series are arranged in subseries by subject, and within subseries either chronologically or alphabetically.
Finding Aid Author
Zhang Zhihui, Elizabeth Adams, Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2013ua004 : [identification of item], Chester Grundy Papers, 1971-2009, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Chester S. Grundy was born August 22, 1947, in Louisville, Kentucky. He obtained his BA in Sociology from the University of Kentucky (UK) in 1969. During his time as an undergraduate at UK, he was a member of the Human Relations Club and helped establish the school's Black Student Union. From 1969 to 1971, he worked for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. In 1971, he became a program coordinator for the UK Office of Minority Students Affairs. (In 2003, this office became the Office of Multicultural and Academic Affairs.) In 1978, he became the director of the Office of African American Student Affairs. Grundy founded and was first director of the UK Martin Luther King, Jr., Center in 1987. In 2012, as part of a large group of UK employees laid off, Grundy was let go from his position as Director. The layoff resulted in a public outcry against the university. In 2013, he accepted a two-year position as Senior Diversity Advisor to the Dean in the UK College of Medicine. He also served as Special Projects Coordinator for the UK Alumni Association. In addition to his work at UK, Grundy also co-founded the Lexington, Kentucky, Roots & Heritage Festival and served as co-chairperson of the Lexington, Kentucky, Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Celebration planning committee.
During his more than 40-year association with UK, Chester Grundy promoted and supported African American students' education and cultural diversity at the university through African and African American-focused music, art exhibitions, live performances, lectures, and film. He encouraged minority students to embrace and find strength in their cultural heritage and injected black culture into the predominantly white university (HistoryMakers website). He established the Spotlight Jazz Series (begun in 1979), bringing jazz legends to the school. In addition, Grundy actively participated in forums, conferences and events organized by national organizations such as the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS), the Association of Black Culture Center (ABCC), and the Southern Arts Federation (SAF).
Grundy has received multiple honors and awards. He was one of the Kentucky delegates to the White House Conference on Families in 1980 and received the NAACP Community Service Award that same year. In 1987, he received the Evelyn Black Award presented to an outstanding black faculty or staff member by the UK black Student Union and the Berea College Service Award. In 2013, he was awarded the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission Outstanding Achievement in Human Rights Award and the Lifetime of Waging Peace Ward from the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice. In 2016, he received the Milner Award for outstanding philanthropic and other contributions to the arts. The Milner Award is the most prestigious award in the suite of Kentucky Governor's Awards in the Arts. Grundy is married to Msiba Ann Grundy, who shared the 2016 Milner Award and the Waging Peace Award with her husband. They have two children.
Sources:
1. 2018ua018: Grundy, Chester. University Archives General Reference Subject Files. Special Collections Research Center, Lexington, Kentucky.
2. Blackford, Linda. Civil Rights Activist Grundy Back at UK: 2012 Layoff Prompted Outcry. Lexington Herald-Leader, January 25, 2013. 3. Chester Grundy Biography. The HistoryMakers: The Nation's Largest African American Video Oral History Collection. Accessed December 5, 2018. http://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/chester-grundy-39.
4. Flairty, Steve. Everyday Heroes: Grundys still devoting lives to uplifting, empowering African Americans. KYForward: Kentucky's Online Newspaper, May 20, 2014. Accesed December 19, 2018. https://www.kyforward.com/everyday-heroes-grundys-still-devoting-lives-to-uplifting-empowering-african-americans/.
5. Grundy, Chester. Notable Kentucky African Americans Database. Accessed December 5, 2018. https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/388.
6. Hale, Whitney. Two From UK to Receive 2016 Governor's Awards in the Arts. University of Kentucky UKnow. October 20, 2016. Accessed December 5, 2018. https://uknow.uky.edu/arts-culture/humanities/two-uk-receive-2016-governors-awards-arts.
7. Willet, Kristi. Grundy Receives Outstanding Achievement in Human Rights Award. University of Kentucky UKnow, June 25, 2013. Accessed December 5, 2018. https://uknow.uky.edu/professional-news/awards-and-recognition/grundy-receives-outstanding-achievement-human-rights-award.
Scope and Content
The Chester Grundy Papers (dated 1971-2009, undated; 9.5 cubic feet, 15.16 gigabytes; 21 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 flat box, 46 born-digital files, 9 files of digitized film) primarily comprise correspondence, plans and reports, contracts and agreements, press releases and newspaper clippings, flyers and event programs, catalogs, reference materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting Chester Grundy's involvement in the University of Kentucky (UK) Black Student Union; his work activities as part of the University of Kentucky Minority and African American student affairs offices, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cultural Center and Black Studies/African American Studies department; and his personal and scholarly interests in African American-oriented activities and diversity events. The majority of the collection covers events Grundy was responsible for planning as part of various UK cultural and educational programs aimed at encouraging a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus climate and providing African American and other minority students with support and encouragement in their academic careers. Event categories represented in the collection include the Spotlight Jazz series (1976-2003), the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday celebrations (1980-2008), the Lexington, Ky., Roots & Heritage Festival (1986-2002), Black History Month/African American History Month (1976-2009), various live performances of dance, theatre, and spoken word (1973-2001); movie screenings (1980-1999); exhibitions (1987-1994); and speakers and workshops (1977-2008). Individuals or groups represented include Monty Ross, Jesse Jackson, Ron Dellums, the Boys Choir of Harlem, Dianne Reeves, Spelman College Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Na'im Akbar, Oliver Lake and Jump Up, John Abercrombie, and Stanley Jordan.
The collection also includes UK administrative records including annual reports, publications, and notes documenting the planning and activities of the UK Offices of Minority Affairs, Multicultural and Academic Affairs, and African American Student Affairs (1974-2009), as well as the development and activities of the UK Black Student Union (1978-2006) and other Black and Latinx Student organizations (2001-2009). Specific initiatives represented include the creation of the African American Studies minor, Black Unity Day, and an overall message of inclusion and acceptance on campus. There are also meeting agendas, conference programs, catalogs and promotional materials, articles and newspaper clippings, reports, manuals, and surveys documenting Grundy's professional service and professional development activities, as well as his subject interests. Organizations and topics represented in the collection and that document Grundy's interests and research (1975-2007) include college life as it relates to minorities and underrepresented groups in majority white universities; reports concerning the development of African American students' leadership and education; manuals and surveys from other universities or Martin Luther King centers; jazz music, jazz and racism, educational policy, National Council for Black Studies, black empowerment, racism in education, and Black, Afro-American, African, and African American studies, film, art, history, and literature.
Although there is a resume, a few writings and speeches, and a few photographs of Grundy, there is little personal information about Grundy in the collection.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Personal and Professional Development, 1972-2008

Resume, job analysis questionnaire and job description for the Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA), 1972-1979, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Memo from Brenda requesting copy of Return to English Turn poem by Tom Dent for use in Callaloo, undated. Includes Dent's Magnolia Street, 1976, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Blank stationery and forms, 1979-1997

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Letters and memoranda, 1980

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Letter to Ann Grundy from Joseph H. McMillan(?) / Flyer for Ben Chavis Rally Plymonth Congregational Church, Louisville, KY, undated, late 1980s and early 1990s

  • Box 1, folder 5
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R. Kumasi Hampton letter regarding marketing his short story The Revealation of Afro Angel and Clifton magazine , 1981 January 31

  • Box 1, folder 6
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How to conduct an effective performance appraisal interview, UK, 1983 November 1

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Southern Arts Federation (SAF) Jazz Forum and Southern Arts Exchange, 1979-1991

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Theater Workshop of Louisville's Black Theater Seminar, 1986-1988

  • Box 1, folder 9
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The National Council for Black Studies, Columbus, OH (1987), 1986-1987

  • Box 1, folder 10
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National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA, 1988

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Gil Noble, National Black Archives of Film and Broadcasting Informative meeting, Morehead University, KY (1988), 1987-1988

  • Box 1, folder 12
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National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) conference, Tennessee State University, TN, 1989 April 5-9

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Chancellor's retreat on diversity for academic department heads and Minorities in the College Classroom Racism in Education files, 1991

  • Box 1, folder 14
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University of Pennsylvania's Martin Luther King, Jr., Symposium and Black Students Organization brochures, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-2002

  • Box 1, folder 16
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10th Annual Black Man Think Tank, Cincinnati, OH, 1994

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Association of Black Culture Center (ABCC) conferences and 14th Annual Conference at Indianna University, IN (2004), 1985-2005

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Kentucky Conference for Community and Justice, Humanitarian Award tribute video to Ann and Chester Grundy, 2007 April 19

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Orlando Tubby Smith nomination letter for honorary degree, 2008

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Correspondence about a promotion and job description for the director of Multicultural student programming, 2008

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Remarks for interdenominational dialogue dinner speech, 2008 November 17

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Speech, Afro-American Film Festival, undated

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John Coltrane lecture, part of jazz history course, Take the J Train: An Historical/ Cultural Exploration of Jazz, undated

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Rough draft research paper on the portrayal of African American stereotypes on television, undated

  • Box 2, folder 8
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UK Offices and Centers, 1971-2009

Office of Minority Affairs (OMA)/Office of Multicultural and Academic Affairs (OMAA)/Office of African American Student Affairs (OAASA), 1974-2009

Office of Minority Student Affairs program status reports and annual reports, 1974-1983

  • Box 2, folder 9
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EYES ON THE PRIZE study course, late 1980s (January 19 - April 27)

  • Box 2, folder 10
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OMA and OMAA and MLKCC publications, 1991-2009

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Project CAUSE: Community Action Uniting Service and Education and Chock Full of Culture: African-American Songs, Literature and Drama on Tour, 1992-1993

  • Box 2, folder 12
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OMA and MLKCC and various University of Kentucky department and organization event flyers, 1988-2007, undated

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Cultural Diversity Programs committee and University of Kentucky Cultural Diversity Festival, 1993-2000

  • Box 2, folder 14
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OMA winter planning session (1998 Jan), 1997-1998

  • Box 2, folder 15
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OMA/OMAA annual report, 1997-2003, undated

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Lexington Jazz Artist Residency, 1997-1998

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Richard Davis Lexington Jazz Artist Residency visit , 1998 April 25

  • Box 2, folder 18
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The Spirit Award winners, 1999-2000

  • Box 3, folder 1
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African American Student Affairs student commencement program (2000) and University of Kentucky Harambee Celebration, including senior tribute video (2007), 2000-2007

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Highlights of 2001-2002 cultural/educational activities for the OAASA and MLKCC, undated

  • Box 3, folder 3
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OMA winter planning session (2002 Jan), 1980-2002, undated

  • Box 3, folder 4
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William C. Parker Scholarship Program for African American Kentucky Residents application, 2002

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Bill Turner's Admissions and Financial Aid Review Committee Policies and Practices Recommendations Memorandum, 2005 June 29

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Creating a More Welcoming Environment at UK action plan and programming framework, 2006-2007

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Division of Student Affairs portfolio review, 2009 February

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center (MLKCC), 1971-2009

Various newspaper articles, 1971-1996

  • Box 3, folder 9
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MLKCC Library Acquisition Committee correspondence and recommendations, 1987 April

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Family Roots Project, 1990 August-September, undated

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Newsletter proposal, 1991-1992

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Tolerance on Campus: Establishing Common Ground concept paper proposal submitted to Phillip Morris, 1992

  • Box 3, folder 13
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UK African American topics clippings scrapbook, 1992,1997

  • Box 20, folder 3
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Promotional brochure proposal and drafts, 1994

  • Box 3, folder 14
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Brothers Athlete's Day, 1997

  • Box 3, folder 15
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Community Advisory Council Youth Violence Prevention Community Challenge, 1997 November 3

  • Box 3, folder 16
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Creating Community annual welcoming reception for African American faculty and administrators , 1997 September 25

  • Box 3, folder 17
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Fall/spring event proposals, 1997-1998

  • Box 3, folder 18
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University of Kentucky Library procedures and MLKCC collections, 1997-2003

  • Box 3, folder 19
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Resource guides, 1996-2009

  • Box 3, folder 20
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Standard operating procedures manual, 2004-2008

  • Box 3, folder 21
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Information about potential events, speakers, and programs, 2005-2009, undated

  • Box 3, folder 22
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Annual reports, 2006-2007, undated

  • Box 3, folder 23
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Advisory board, 2006-2009

  • Box 3, folder 24
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Resident Student Organization members and program material, 2008-2009

  • Box 3, folder 25
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Let's C.H.A.T.: Changing Health Attitudes Today: A Management Series , undated (January 15 - March 4)

  • Box 3, folder 26
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Academic Programs and Student Organizations, 1974-2009

Black/African American Studies, 1974-2006

Black Studies committee , 1974-1988

  • Box 4, folder 1-3
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Black Studies and Afro-American and African Studies research material , 1975-1997, undated

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Report of University of Kentucky College of Education EDP (Educational, Schooling, and Counseling Psychology ) committee , 1980

  • Box 4, folder 5
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African American Studies minor rationale and course design , 1992-1993, undated

  • Box 4, folder 6
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DSP120-003 History of Jazz taught by Chester Grundy (2005 Fall), 2005-2006

  • Box 4, folder 7
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50 Years of the African American Legacy To Be Ourselves (video)

  • Box 21, item 6
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Charles Cherry, academic excellence without excuse, Black history studies (video)

  • Box 21, item 7
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Latino/Black student organizations, 1978-2009

Black Student Union event planning, 1978-1982

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Sizwe Banzi Is Dead performance (1980 February 15), 1979-1980

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Black Unity Day, 1981 September 12

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Black Student Union administration papers , 1991-1994

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Latino-American Student Organization committee, 2001-2005

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Lyman T. Johnson student award banquet program, 2001 April 12

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Letter from Eureka College Black Student Union: call to join modern Niagra movement including a copy of the Declaration of Principles, 2005 December 1

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Black Student Union Katrina on the Ground spring break trip, 2006 March

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity The Phoenix Project: An In-Depth Look , 2009

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Black Student Union workshop film reels (2 items)

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Black Student Union workshop digitized film (1 file, 6:20 minutes; no audio), undated

  • Item 2013ua004.21.4-5
Amateur film of three events: A performance by a group of musicians on a stage; a group of people sitting in a cafeteria; and a meeting and discussion in a classroom. The musical performance includes at least two guitarists and three percussionists. The meeting includes shots of individuals speaking at a podium and other people sitting in chairs listening to the speakers or speaking themselves. The same group of people are then filmed sitting in a wide circle, with individual people speaking and others listening. Several of the people in the meeting and discussion are smoking cigarettes. Much of the film is grainy, out of focus, or underexposed.
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Festivals and Celebrations, 1976-2009

Roots & Heritage Festival, 1986-2002

Planning and promotional material (1990 September 22), 1986-1990, undated

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Planning and promotional material (1994 September 6-11), 1992-1994, undated

  • Box 5, folder 8
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I'm Gonna Take My Power Back lecture by Dr. Na'im Akbar (1995 September 5), 1989-1995

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Article, 1997

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Feeling the Spirit: Celebrating Jazz and Gospel Music audio album cover, 1998 September 13

  • Box 6, folder 16
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Review letter, 1999

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Program, 2001

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Planning and promotional material (2002), 1999-2002, undated

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Letterhead, approximately 2001

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Feeling the Spirit: Celebrating Jazz and Gospel Music, Richard Davis Quartet with Stanley Turrentine and Keith McCutchen and the Roots & Heritage Community Mass Choir (audio recording), Transylvania University, 1998 September 13

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Celebration, 1980-2008

1980, 1980

  • Box 6, folder 2
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1986, 1985-1986

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1988, 1987-1988

  • Box 6, folder 4
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1990 January 13, 1990

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1992, 1977-1992

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1993 January 17-18, 1993

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1994, 1993-1994

  • Box 6, folder 8
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1995, 1994-1995

  • Box 6, folder 9
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1997, 1995-1997

  • Box 6, folder 10
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2000 January 17 (video), 2000

  • Box 21, item 8
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2001 January 15 (includes video), 2001

  • Box 6, folder 11
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2003 January 20 (includes video), 2003

  • Box 6, folder 12
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2006 January 16, 2006

  • Box 6, folder 13
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2007 (includes video), 2006-2007

  • Box 6, folder 14
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2008 January 21, 2008

  • Box 6, folder 15
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Black/African American History Month, 1976-2009

Haile Gerima film and lecture (1978 February 14), 1976-1978

  • Box 7, folder 1
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Film series and mini-lecture series (1981 February), 1977-1993

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Lerone Bennett lecture (1982 February 12), 1981-1982

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Rami Productions, Quiet Before The Storm (1982 February 27), 1981-1982

  • Box 7, folder 4
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United States Representative Ron Dellums lecture (1984 February 24), 1982-1984

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Dr. Nathaniel Pugh workshop and lectures (1985 February), 1984-1985

  • Box 7, folder 6
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Randall Robinson lecture (1986 February 4), 1984-2005

  • Box 7, folder 7
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Shirley Chisolm lecture (1986 February 21), 1985-1986

  • Box 7, folder 8
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Performance of 1001 Black Inventions (1987), 1986-1987, undated

  • Box 7, folder 9
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Scheduled events poster, 1988 February

  • Box 7, folder 10
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IU (Indiana University) Soul Revue performance and Beyond The Dream: A Celebration of Black History video conference (1989), 1987-1990, undated

  • Box 7, folder 11
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Planned events (1990), 1989-1990

  • Box 7, folder 12
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Planned events (1991), 1986-1991

  • Box 7, folder 13
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Amiri Baraka poetry reading (1993 February 3), 1992-1993, undated

  • Box 7, folder 14
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Van Sertima lecture, Mulgrew Miller Jazz, Life music with FUSION and ALI play, 1995 February, undated

  • Box 7, folder 15
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Charles Pace Chautauqua-style historical figure portrayals (2000), 1990-2000

  • Box 7, folder 16
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Omar Farooq presentation, Malcom X: The Truth And The Myth Of His Legacy, 2001 February 22

  • Box 7, folder 17
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Suggested presentation of Greensboro Four documentary, 2004, undated

  • Box 7, folder 18
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Jabari Asim presentation, 2009 February 26

  • Box 7, folder 19
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Events, 1973-2009

Spotlight Jazz, 1976-2003

Betty Carter (1979), 1976-1987

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Mike Nock Quartet (1980 October 26), 1977-1980

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Spotlight Jazz Series report, 1980, undated

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Arthur Blythe Quintet (1981 October 9), 1980-1981

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Jazz on Film lecture, David Chertok, 1981 September 27

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Roy Ayers, Ubiquity: A Fresh Approach Funk (1981 October 16), 1976-1981

  • Box 8, folder 6
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John Abercrombie and Ralph Towner (1981 November 6), 1980-1981

  • Box 8, folder 7
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Dexter Gordon Quartet (1981 November 16), 1977-1981

  • Box 8, folder 8
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Backstage Raps Workshop (1981 November 16), 1980-1981

  • Box 8, folder 9
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Pat Metheny Group (1982 October 5), 1981-1982

  • Box 8, folder 10
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The Gateway Trio Concert, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, John Abercrombie , 1982 November 2

  • Box 8, folder 11
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Sonny Rollins, Oliver Lake and Jump up, Les McCann, Liz Story, Michael Hedges, 1983 October 1-November 18

  • Box 8, folder 12
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Les McCann (1983 October 1), 1981-1983

  • Box 8, folder 13
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Oliver Lake and Jump Up (1983 November 8), 1982-1983

  • Box 8, folder 14
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Pieces of a Dream (1984 September 21), 1981-1984

  • Box 8, folder 15
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Wynton Marsalis (1984, 1988), 1982-1988

  • Box 8, folder 16
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Spotlight Jazz Committee, 1984

  • Box 8, folder 17
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Spotlight Jazz Series general and Nancy Wilson, 1985

  • Box 9, folder 1
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The World Saxophone Quartet (1985 November 8), 1980-1986

  • Box 9, folder 2
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Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan (1985 December 7), 1984-1985

  • Box 9, folder 3
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Lionel Hampton and undated poster , 1986 February 26, undated

  • Box 9, folder 4
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David N. Baker, 1986 March 12

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Chuck Mangione, 1986 October 3, undated

  • Box 9, folder 6
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Keith Jarrett concert, Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock (1987), 1983-1987, undated

  • Box 9, folder 7
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National Endowment for the Arts Music program, Spotlight Jazz series sponsor, 1988

  • Box 9, folder 8
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Ellis Marsalis (1988 Dec 2), 1987-1988

  • Box 9, folder 9
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Southern Arts Federation (SAF) sponsor agreement and jazz experience (1989), 1984-1989

  • Box 9, folder 10
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Maynard Ferguson, Branford Marsalis, Turtle Island String Quartet, David Murray and Kahil Elzabar (1989), 1984-1989

  • Box 9, folder 11
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Spelman College Jazz Ensemble, 1991 November 17

  • Box 9, folder 12
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Marcus Roberts, Hiroshima, Frank Morgan Duo, Diane Schuur and Spelman College Jazz Ensemble (1991-1992), 1989-1992

  • Box 9, folder 13
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Dianne Reeves (1992 April 5), 1990-1992

  • Box 9, folder 14
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Grover Washington, Jr. (1992 November 8), 1988-1992

  • Box 9, folder 15
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Mark Whitfield, Terence Blanchard, Joey DeFranceso (1992-1993), 1990-1993

  • Box 9, folder 16
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Spotlight Jazz sponsor Southern Arts Federation (SAF) manual, 1993

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Chester Grundy message to Carl's Music, 1994 January 3

  • Box 10, folder 2
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The Lincoln Center Jazz Quartet, 1995 September 20, undated

  • Box 10, folder 3
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Marcus Roberts, Joshua Redman Band, Joe Williams, Stanley Jordan and Poncho Sanchez, 1996-1997

  • Box 10, folder 4
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Christian McBride (1998 April 11), 1995-1998

  • Box 10, folder 5
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Asian American Jazz Orchestra, Joe Lovano, Kenny Garrett, Charles Mingus Big Band and Jimmy Smith, 1999-2000

  • Box 10, folder 6
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Sonny Rollins, 2000 September 23

  • Box 10, folder 7
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Afro-Cuban All Stars, 2001 April 18, undated

  • Box 10, folder 8
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Dianne Reeves poster celebrating Sarah Vaughan, 2001 October 28

  • Box 20, folder 2
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Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland and Regina Carter, 2002-2003

  • Box 10, folder 9
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Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, undated

  • Box 10, folder 10
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Outside the Spotlight, undated

Outside the Spotlight Event 002 and Event 003, undated

  • Box 11, folder 15
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Live performance, 1973-2001

The Descendants of Mike and Phoebe concert (1977 April 7), 1973-1977

  • Box 10, folder 11
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Goodman Theatre production Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (1978 March 10), 1975-1978

  • Box 10, folder 12
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June Jordan-poet! (1980 March 8), 1979-1980

  • Box 10, folder 13
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (1981 January 23), 1980-1981

  • Box 10, folder 14
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Reggae Reflections (audio), 1984 March 19

  • Box 21, item 2
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The Repertory Dance Theatre of Trinidad-Tobago, 1984 November 16

  • Box 10, folder 16
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Amiri Baraka poetry reading (1984 November 15), 1983-1984

  • Box 10, folder 17
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John O'Neal show, Don't start Me to Talking or I'll Tell Everything I Know: Sayings From the Life and Writings of Junebuy Jabbo Jones, (1985 February 15), 1982-1985

  • Box 10, folder 18
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Dr. King's Dream (1986 January 17), 1983-1986

  • Box 11, folder 1
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An Evening With Ruby Dee , 1987 October 17

  • Box 11, folder 2
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Morehouse College Glee Club concert (1987 March 7), 1986-1987

  • Box 11, folder 3
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The Boys Choir of Harlem (1988 February 1), 1985-1988

  • Box 11, folder 4
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Dance Theater of Harlem and Harlem Spiritual Ensemble, 1990-1994, undated

  • Box 11, folder 5
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God's Trombones, James Weldon Johnson, 1991 September 18

  • Box 11, folder 6
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The 1994 Homecoming Comedy Explosion (1994 October 28), 1994-1999

  • Box 11, folder 7
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Zora Neale Hurston (1996 October 24), 1990-1996

  • Box 11, folder 8
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Teresa Thompson-Isley poster, My Castle's Rockin': A musical biography of Alberta Hunter by Larry Parr, 1997

  • Box 20, folder 2
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Drama, Camp Logan, 1998 October 25

  • Box 11, folder 9
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African American Theatre Program of the University of Louisville, Story in Harlem Slang musical performance (2000 October 6), 1999-2000

  • Box 11, folder 10
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Spoken word performance, The Last Poets (2001 September 22), 1997-2001

  • Box 11, folder 11
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Drama, The Meeting, including audio (2001 October 13), 1989-2001

  • Box 11, folder 12
  • Box 21, item 1
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Poetry and Proverbs, 2005 August 30, undated

  • Box 11, folder 13
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Ntozake Shange poetry reading, 1974-1979,undated

  • Box 11, folder 14
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Exhibitions, 1987-1994

The African Experience in America, Harriett Tubman Museum and Cultural Association traveling exhibit, 1987

  • Box 12, folder 1
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Nelson Mandela of South Africa: 25 years of Prison photo exhibition (1988), 1987-1988

  • Box 12, folder 2
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African Americans In Thoroughbred Racing Kentucky Derby Museum traveling exhibit, 1994

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Film and Movie events, 1980-1999

Afro-American Film Festival, Blue Collar, 1980 October 16

  • Box 12, folder 4
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A film presentation, FUNDI: The Story of Ella Baker, 1981, undated

  • Box 12, folder 5
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ROCKERS (1981 July 7), 1980-1981

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Afro-American Film Festival, Last Grave at Dimbaza and Generations of Resistance (1981 November 11), 1979-1981

  • Box 12, folder 7
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10th Afro-American Film Festival flyer and newsletter (1982 October 14-December 2), 1979-1982

  • Box 12, folder 8
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George T. Nierenberg film, Say Amen, Somebody, 1983 October 13-15

  • Box 12, folder 9
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Spike Lee comedy film, She's Gotta Have it (1986 April 16-17), 1986-1987

  • Box 12, folder 10
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Spike Lee Film Festival and the first annual School Daze Week (1988 October), 1983-1988

  • Box 12, folder 11
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Eyes on the Prize video presentation of America's civil rights years 1954-1965, 1992 April 21-28

  • Box 12, folder 12
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Aishah Simmons's documentary, NO! (1999 October ), 1996-1999

  • Box 12, folder 13
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Speaker and workshop events, 1977-2008

Alex Haley lecture (1977 March 1), 1973-1977

  • Box 12, folder 14
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Reverend Ben Chavis, Human Rights: Facing the 1980s lecture (1980 December 2), 1978-1980

  • Box 12, folder 15
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Eileen Southern lecture on Afro-American studies and music, 1980 February 7

  • Box 12, folder 16
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Malachi Thompson, Black Music as Media lecture (1987 October 27), 1980-1987

  • Box 12, folder 17
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Africa In Perspective film and lecture series (March 25-26), 1981-1983

  • Box 12, folder 18
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Dr. Manuel Zapata Olivella The Black Experience in Latin America: Three Views, lectures and commentary series, 1983 November 16-17

  • Box 12, folder 19
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Molefe Ike Mafole Election 1984: Reagan, Apartheid and Southern Africa lecture (1984 October 17), 1983-1984

  • Box 12, folder 20
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South Africa and Apertheid films and lecture series, 1984-1986

  • Box 12, folder 21-22
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The Political Economy of Black Oppression: A Race and Class Analysis by Dr. Maulana Karenga (1984 March 30), 1983-1984

  • Box 12, folder 23
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Charles Barron, Organizing the Anti-Apertheid Movement in the U.S. lecture, 1985 September 27, undated

  • Box 12, folder 24
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Leadership, Success, Survival, a leadership training workshop by Dennis Rahiim Watson (1986 September 24), 1985-1986

  • Box 12, folder 25
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Susan Mnumzana lecture and forum, 1986 October 16

  • Box 13, folder 1
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Charles Blockson, Black History: Above Ground and Underground (1987 March 23), 1984-1987, undated

  • Box 13, folder 2
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Ed Hamilton lecture on his sculpture of Joe Lewis, 1987-1992

  • Box 13, folder 3
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Black Political Empowerment and the Public Policy Agenda: 1988 and Beyond Symposium, 1988 November 17-18

  • Box 13, folder 4
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Afro-America Beyond the United States: The African Presence in Latin America and the Caribbean , 1989 March 29

  • Box 13, folder 5
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African-American Perspectives in Modern Dance program and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, 1990-1994

  • Box 13, folder 6
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MLKCC Cultural/Educational Programs calendar of events, 1990-2008

  • Box 13, folder 7
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The Courts, The Community and the Bill of Rights, Bicentennial of the Constitution celebration (Spring 1990-Fall 1991), 1989-1991

  • Box 13, folder 8
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Dr. Kwame Toure (1991 February 21), 1990-1991

  • Box 13, folder 9
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Student leadership development workshop EACH ONE, TEACH ONE, 1991-1993

  • Box 13, folder 10
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Leonard Brown Joyful Noise concert, John Coltrane memorial concert series (1992 February 17), 1979-1992, undated

  • Box 13, folder 11
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Monty Ross film-making workshop (1992 November 24), 1991-1992

  • Box 13, folder 12
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Awake lecture series (1993 January 22-30), 1992-1993

  • Box 13, folder 13
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Jesse Jackson lecture, 1993 September 29

  • Box 13, folder 14
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Nathan McCall lecture, Makes Me Wanna Holler, (1996 November 4), 1991-1996, undated

  • Box 13, folder 15
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Bikari Kitwana, The Rap On Gangsta Rap, 1994 October 31, undated

  • Box 14, folder 1
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Office of Multicultural Student Affairs First Year Focus Workshops and Orientation Program, 1994-2010, undated

  • Box 14, folder 2
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Beyond the Million Man March: Where to From Here, lecture by Dr. Na'im Akbar, 1995 November 9

  • Box 14, folder 3
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Kevin Powell, Get Up On It: Young America and the Need for Social Consciousness lecture, 2000 October 19

  • Box 14, folder 4
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Rosa Parks memorial service dialogue, 2005 October 28

  • Box 14, folder 5
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Hate is Hate: Uniting ALL minority students at UK student organization retreat, 2008 April 5

  • Box 14, folder 6
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Dr. Na'im Akbar, How to Make a Slave/How to Free a Slave lecture, undated

  • Box 14, folder 7
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Unknown lecture on audiocassette, undated

  • Box 21, item 3
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Events under consideration, 1975-2009

Black bands, 1975

  • Box 14, folder 8
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Terry Jenoure, 1976-1982

  • Box 14, folder 9
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Black Theatre Alliance brochure, newspaper and correspondence, 1976-1989

  • Box 14, folder 10
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Harlem on my mind: Cultural Capital of Black America 1900-1978 , 1979

  • Box 14, folder 11
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Southern Black Cultural Alliance (SBCA) Performance Festival program, New Orleans, CA, (1976) and other possible events and performers (includes photographs), 1970s-1980s

  • Box 14, folder 12
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Drums of Fire, Dances and Drums of Africa, 1980

  • Box 14, folder 13
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Henry Threadgill Sextet, 1982-1983

  • Box 14, folder 14
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Archie Shepp, 1982-1983

  • Box 14, folder 15
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The Odomankoma Kyerema Cultural Troupe, 1983-1985

  • Box 14, folder 16
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Singing Group, Sister Sledge, 1983

  • Box 14, folder 17
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De Bow Bros. and Kilo Ensemble, 1984

  • Box 15, folder 1
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Curtis Lundy and Bobby Waston, 1984-1988

  • Box 15, folder 2
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Susan L. Taylor; Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr.; Maceba Affairs, Inc.; The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.; and American Program Bureau, Inc., 1986-1989

  • Box 15, folder 3
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Marian McPartland (1986), 1973-1986

  • Box 15, folder 4
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The Harambee Singers (1986), 1982-1986

  • Box 15, folder 5
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List of Ten Outstanding Attractions Available for Your Consideration, The ALKAHEST Agency, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.), 1987-1988

  • Box 17, folder 12
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Spirit Ensemble and Kwanzaa Retreat, 1987-1991

  • Box 15, folder 6
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Zimbabwe band and dancers, 1988

  • Box 15, folder 7
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Early Afro-American Physicians exhibit, 1988

  • Box 15, folder 8
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Dammah Productions Lectures and Speakers, 1991-1992

  • Box 15, folder 9
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Roland L. Freeman Quincentenary Exihibition, 1993

  • Box 15, folder 10
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Jazz in the Parks award program (1995), 1994-1995

  • Box 15, folder 11
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Trouble Man: The Marvin Gaye Story theatre production letter of interest , 1995

  • Box 15, folder 12
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Ishangi African Dancers, 1998

  • Box 15, folder 13
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DPK and Associates, Inc., lectures and speakers, 2002

  • Box 15, folder 14
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LisaGay Hamilton film, Beah: A Black Woman Speaks, 2003-2004

  • Box 15, folder 15
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Carmen Mitzi Sinnott, Snapshot: a True Story of Love Interrupted by Invasion , 2006

  • Box 15, folder 16
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Jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker, 2009

  • Box 15, folder 17
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Reference materials, 1975-2009

UK Minority Affairs newspaper clipings, 1975-1979

  • Box 15, folder 18
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Video and film catalog, 1977-2009

  • Box 16, folder 1-4
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RITUAL MURDER, a one act play by Tom Dent, 1977

  • Box 16, folder 5
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Makin' it ...(a guide to survival at the university), UK presented, 1978

  • Box 16, folder 6
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Jazz and black music essays, 1979, undated

  • Box 16, folder 7
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A System to Succeed (The Learning Skill Guide) , 1979

  • Box 17, folder 1
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Black Nationalism in the 1970s: Through the Prism of Race and Class and Manning Marable vitae, 1980

  • Box 17, folder 2
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NIGERIA: UK teaching plans and materials for secondary school teachers and students , 1980

  • Box 17, folder 3
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Robert Gardner film, Clarence and Angel , 1980-1981

  • Box 17, folder 4
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Minority arts catalogue, 1980-1995, undated

  • Box 17, folder 5
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National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1988

  • Box 17, folder 6
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Alvin Batiste articles and flyer, 1981-1985

  • Box 17, folder 7
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Newspaper Articles, 1982-2008

  • Box 17, folder 8-9
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American Federation of Jazz Societies and Jazz Community of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, 1985, undated

  • Box 17, folder 10
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Various reference articles, 1986-2006, undated

  • Box 17, folder 11
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Minority Student Services Delivery System and The Ashanti Brainwashing Test Manual, Kwabena Faheem Ashanti, Ph.D , 1987-1991

  • Box 18, folder 1
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Miscellaneous Publications, 1988-2004

  • Box 18, folder 2
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Flyers for non-UK African American related events, 1989-2006, undated

  • Box 18, folder 3
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Flyers for Black/African American cultural program and social justice center and institutes in the U.S., 1989-1993, undated

  • Box 18, folder 4
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Mellon Foundation Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Program and The Black Collegian's Guide to Graduate Fellowships for Minority Students, Renee Carrere, 1990s-2001

  • Box 18, folder 5
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The Pan African Studies Institute: Teaching the Teachers, J. Blaine Hudson, 1992-1993

  • Box 18, folder 7
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Videos and books catalogs, 1992-2000

  • Box 18, folder 9-11
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Julie Dash film, Daughters of the Dust, 1992

  • Box 19, folder 1
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The National Black Wholistic Society presents Malcolm X summer retreat and national youth camp flyers, 1992-1993

  • Box 19, folder 2
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Jothany Ankhemut Jamison, Learning from our elders' lives, The Third Eye, 1993 November

  • Box 19, folder 3
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Leadership development and resources and opportunities in UK, 1994, undated

  • Box 19, folder 4
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Program Corporation of America 1994 Cultural Diversity Catalog , 1994

  • Box 19, folder 5
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Speech by Willie Lynch in 1712 , circa 1995

  • Box 19, folder 6
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Articles about white privilege and diversity values in institutions, Frances E. Kendall, Ph.D, 1996, undated

  • Box 19, folder 7
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Bibliography on Sea Island and the Penn School, Penn Center flyers, 1997, undated

  • Box 19, folder 8
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Fayette County: Speak out Lexington flyer, 1998

  • Box 19, folder 9
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Music catalog, 1999-2006

  • Box 19, folder 10
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A Diversity Action Plan for the Ohio State University , circa 2000

  • Box 19, folder 11
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19th Annual African World Festival, Detroit, MI, 2001 August 17-19

  • Box 19, folder 12
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African Cemetery No.2, Lexington, Ky., calendar, 2003

  • Box 19, folder 13
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Useni Eugene Perkins, A Developmental Manual for Young Black Males, 2004

  • Box 19, folder 14
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UK Campus Climate Survey, student version summary report, 2007

  • Box 19, folder 16
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Flyers for non-UK senior/elder programs and centers, undated

  • Box 19, folder 17
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Hester's Melody Makers, Mitchell-Ruff Duo, undated

  • Box 19, folder 18
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Ricky L. Jones, The Fraternal Self: An Essay on Violence in Black Greek Letter Fraternities and the Question of Black Male Identity , undated

  • Box 19, folder 19
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The Martin Luther King Center, Atlanta, GA, Implementing Kingian Nonviolence though Action programs, undated

  • Box 19, folder 20
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Call for Action in Education, undated

  • Box 19, folder 21
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Kentucky Chautauqua, A.A. Burleigh, Berea's First Black Graduate, Hasan Davis, presenter, undated

  • Box 19, folder 22
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Dancing the Slaves: Black Dance Comes to America , undated

  • Box 19, folder 23
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African American dance catalog, undated

  • Box 19, folder 24
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Jazz in America lesson plan and test blank, undated

  • Box 19, folder 26
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American Spiritual Ensemble CD, undated

  • Box 19, folder 27
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Photographs

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