Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection documents the history and work of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland between 1919 and 2019 and includes case files, correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, and programs. Notably the collection contains materials related to the nonprofit’s work regarding discrimination, housing, education, employment, gender, and other issues in Maryland.
Abstract The Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights (now named The Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement) is the city agency responsible for enforcing the federal and local civil rights laws and wage laws. The office includes three commissions and one board: the Community Relations Commission, the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities, the Wage Commission, and the Civilian Review Board. This collection documents the Community Relations Commissions’ work throughout the second half of the twentieth...
Abstract Chester L. Wickwire (b. 1913 – d. 2008) was a social and political activist who advocated for civil rights and social welfare and fought against segregation in twentieth-century Baltimore, Maryland, and who was a Chaplain emeritus of Johns Hopkins University. This collection documents his work with Levering Hall YMCA at Johns Hopkins University, his position as Chaplain, and his social advocacy work.
Abstract Richard V. "Dick" Cook was a community organizer, non-profit consultant, professor and director of the Social Work Community Outreach Service at the University of Maryland School of Social Work from 1995-2013, and director of the Greater Homewood Association in Baltimore during the 1970s. This collection documents Cook's work in community organizing, teaching, and non-profits. It contains his writings and manuscripts, research, collected materials, ephemera, teaching-related materials, and...
Abstract Fred E. Weisgal was an active Baltimore civil rights attorney, Israeli government official, and jazz musician. Mr. Weisgal’s career began in Baltimore in the 1940s when he fought and won a suit to admit black students to the Maryland Institute art school. He then joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) where he continued to fight for civil rights. Weisgal represented a number of noteworthy civil rights cases during his career in Baltimore before emigrating to Israel. This collection...