Multicultural Affairs: Historical Folders
Folder 1a. Newspaper articles related to civil rights activist, comedian, lecturer and presidential candidate, Dick Gregory, and to Mr. Gregory's visit to Manchester College during "Forum 69" which took place on the Manchester campus Sunday, March 30th through Tuesday, April 1st, 1969.
Folder 1a. Newspaper article including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Director of Operation Breadbasket, who gave a presentation at "Forum 69" at Manchester College.
Folder 2. Photograph of Dick Gregory.
Folder 3. Andrew Young, former Executive Director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Mayor of Atlanta,Georgia, Congressman from the 5th District, was also the husband of Manchester College graduate, Jean Childs Young. The folder contains a copies and versions of a convocation speech Mr. Young delivered at Manchester College on 11 May 1971. The title is, "There's a New World Coming."
Folder 4. Correspondence between Miss D. McDonald, secretary at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) where Dr. King served as President and the Manchester College Minister to Students, Robert Mock, regarding Dr. King's visit to campus.
Folder 5. Correspondence between Andrew Young and Robert Mock following King's death.and also in prepareation for Young's visit to campus. Receipt for travel and honoraium. Young publicity material.
Folder 6. Correspondence between Robert Mock, Manchester College Minister to Students, and Mrs. Beryl Sacks, Secretary, Speakers Bureau, regarding Rev. Jackson's visit to campus. Publicity photographs are included along with a payment receipt. Contract from the "Speakers Bureau" indicating that Mr. Jackson will participate in "Forum 69." Background information about Rev. Jackson. Convocation evaluation. Correspondence from 1977 to the Reverend Mr. Jesse Jackson from Robert Knechel, Jr., of Manchester College, regarding a return visit to campus.
Folder 7. Correspondence between Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Robert Mock and Tim McElwee regarding invitations to speak on campus. It is not clear whether Mrs. King signed these letters or if her assistant signed them for her. Mrs. King was familiar with Manchester College through friend and alumna, Frances Smith Thomas. Letter from the Martin Luther King Foundation, Inc. regarding the film, "KING."
Folder 8. The Afro-American Forming Rightful Objectives (AAFRO) Club was started during the 1970-1971 academic school year. It was created after minority students raised questions about the College's ability to correctly handle minority issues. The folder contains the "Report of the AAFRO Program Study Committee," 17 March 1981. The report presents research, history, guidelines and ideas that defined the AAFRO Club.