Dee, Ruby [1 Pages, 0.5MB] – Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. She is perhaps best known for originating the role of “Ruth Younger” in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Her other notable film roles include The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), and Do the Right Thing (1989).
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Fard, Wallace – FBI Release #1 (Not on The Vault) [995 Pages, 75MB] – Miscellaneous information about Wallace D. Fard, who is said to be the original founder of the Black Muslim movement.
Williams, Franklin Hall – National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Release #1 [5 Pages, 0.9MB ]Franklin H. Williams (1917–1990) was a lawyer and civil rights leader in the United States. As an assistant to Thurgood Marshall he represented the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People before courts in criminal cases throughout the South. In 1950 he was appointed director of the NAACP’s western region where for 9 years he directed drives involving open housing, school desegregation and civil rights.