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Collection Number: 05441

Collection Title: John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

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Size 21.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 11,200 items)
Abstract John Kenyon Chapman (1947-2009), known as Yonni, was a white, life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social efforts on workers rights and African American empowerment in central North Carolina. Chapman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1947; graduated from Harvard University in 1969; and then moved to Atlanta, Ga., to join the fight for African American equality. He relocated to North Carolina in 1975 and worked as a laboratory technician at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital for about ten years. During this time, Chapman became active in local social justice struggles and community organizations. He helped organize his coworkers against unfair working conditions, became involved with the Communist Workers Party, and participated in African liberation and anti-apartheid struggles. Chapman was a survivor of the Greensboro Massacre of 1979. Throughout the 1980s, he was active in progressive social justice campaigns. In the 1990s and 2000s, Chapman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he focused his activism and academic work on historical accuracy, African American empowerment, and civil rights education in and around Chapel Hill. During this time, Chapman founded and directed two racial and social justice organizations: the Freedom Legacy Project in 1995 and the Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth in 2005. From 2002 to 2005, Chapman ran a successful campaign to abolish the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award on campus, an action that opened a dialogue about the history of slavery and racism on campus. After a 30-year battle with cancer, Chapman died on 22 October 2009 in Chapel Hill. The collection documents Yonni Chapman's social activism and academic activities, covering nearly four decades of progressive racial, social, and economic justice struggles in central North Carolina. Organizational correspondence, notes, newsletters, and reports document the activities of the Communist Workers Party, the Federation for Progress, the Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience, the New Democratic Movement, the Freedom Legacy Project, and the Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, among other organizations on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and in Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, and Greensboro. Workers rights and racial justice campaigns and commemorations, including the Greensboro Massacre and the campaign to end the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award on campus, are documented in paper, audio, visual, and photographic formats. Photographs, slides, contact prints, photographic negatives, posters, banners, signs, and screen-printed t-shirts, chiefly created by Chapman, document a variety of demonstrations, meetings, and social justice events. Audio and video materials, largely created by Chapman include documentaries, meetings, speeches, and demonstrations captured on audio cassettes, VHS tapes, 8mm video cassettes, and DVDs. Research materials for Chapman's graduate doctoral work include audio and paper files of interviews with participants in the Chapel Hill civil rights movement. There are also audio files recorded by Chapman on a digital voice recorder in the year leading up to his death that contain lengthy discussions with local activists about continuing his social justice work after his death; audio recordings and a video photograph montage from Chapman's 2009 memorial service; photographs of Chapman with friends and family; and other items.
Creator Chapman, John Kenyon.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Kenyon Chapman Papers #5441, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Jean Chapman in October 2009 (Acc. 101182 and 101189), November 2009 (Acc. 101194), September 2010 (Acc. 101392), and January 2012 (Acc. 101702), and from Sandra Chapman Osterkatz in August 2018 (Acc. 103412).
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Processed by: Matt Dailey, May 2011

Encoded by: Matt Dailey, June 2011

Updated because of digital materials ingest by Sara Mannheimer, November 2012

Data Compact Discs (DCD-5441/4-16) were ingested into the Carolina Digital Repository. They are listed in the finding aid as digital folders.

Revisions: Nancy Kaiser, January 2019

Updated by: Jodi Berkowitz, October 2023

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

Select videotapes (VT-5441/8, VT-5441/43, VT-5441/55) found in this collection document the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Party's 3 November 1979 attack on Communist Workers Party (CWP) demonstrators in Greensboro, N.C. These videotapes, which document the moments leading up to, including and after the shooting, include footage of death and blood.

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John Kenyon Chapman (1947-2009), known as Yonni, was a white, life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social career on workers' rights and African American empowerment in central North Carolina. Chapman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1947. He received a bachelor's degree in United States history from Harvard University in 1969 and subsequently moved to Atlanta, Ga., to join the fight for African American equality. Chapman became a certified laboratory assistant after attending a two-year program at Atlanta Area Technical School. He moved to North Carolina in 1975 and worked as a technician, chiefly in the hematology laboratory at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., from 1975 to 1985. During this time, Chapman became active in local social justice struggles and community organizations. He served as president of the North Carolina Memorial Hospital Employees Forum from 1978 to 1980 and helped unite his coworkers against racial discrimination and unsafe conditions in the workplace.

Soon after joining the North Carolina Memorial Hospital staff, Chapman became involved with the Workers Viewpoint Organization, a diverse nationally active progressive organization that was involved in many workers rights and racial justice campaigns, as well as African liberation and anti-apartheid struggles, in and around Greensboro and Durham, N.C. In 1979, he joined the Communist Workers Party, a radical Maoist political organization with militant and strongly anti-capitalist principles that focused its efforts chiefly on unionization and civil rights. On 3 November 1979, the Communist Workers Party held an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Greensboro. Armed members of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party arrived at the rally and opened fire, killing five Communist Workers Party members. This event is known as the Greensboro Massacre, and the victims are remembered collectively as the CWP-5. Chapman was present at the Greensboro Massacre, an event that helped to solidify his commitment to social justice advocacy. He remained an active member of the Communist Workers Party until it dissolved in the early-mid 1980s.

Chapman was involved with a number of other campaigns and organizations during his time as a hospital employee. In 1980, he helped organize the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Housekeepers Movement and was active in various other campaigns in and around Orange County, N.C., including those of the Welfare Rights Organization and the Chapel Hill Tenant Organization. Chapman co-founded the Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience in 1982 with fellow activist Fred Battle. The Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience focused its efforts on local school politics and the 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns of Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Chapman was the North Carolina state coordinator for the Federation for Progress, a national progressive organization formed in 1982 that broadly held the ideals of equality, peace, freedom, and justice. The state chapter of the Federation for Progress was headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., and an active chapter existed in Durham as well. The organization dissolved around 1985.

Chapman was also a leader in the Durham chapter of the New Democratic Movement, a national progressive organization formed in 1985 in the wake of the Communist Workers Party. From 1985 until it dissolved in 1990, the New Democratic Movement promoted a socially democratic agenda and took a more peaceful and broadly accessible approach to politics and economics than that of the Communist Workers Party.

During the late 1980s, Chapman was employed as a woodworker at Hill Country Woodworks in Chapel Hill, was an original member of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, and served on the board of directors of the Community Church of Chapel Hill. Chapman entered the United States history graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 and received his masters degree in 1995 after completing his thesis, Second Generation: Black Youth and the Origins of the Chapel Hill Civil Rights Movement, 1937-1963 . While at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he founded and directed the Freedom Legacy Project, a student-oriented social justice organization that aimed to expose institutional racism and document the history of racial justice struggles at the university in order to make that history available to modern movement-building efforts. The Freedom Legacy Project was active from 1995 to 2001 and focused much of its efforts on publicly questioning the campus presence of the Silent Sam Confederate soldier statue and decrying on racist grounds the namesake of the Saunders Hall classroom building.

During the mid-1990s, Chapman was an organizing committee member of the People's Music Network, as well as co-manager of Internationalist Books in Chapel Hill. He was an expert witness in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Housekeepers Association lawsuit, and was instrumental in organizing and presenting the housekeepers' history. From 1996 to 2000, Chapman served on the board of directors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus Y, and in 2000 he made an unsuccessful bid for director.

Chapman joined the doctoral program in United States history at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and received his Ph.D. in 2006. In his dissertation, Black Freedom and the University of North Carolina, 1793-1960, Chapman explored institutional racism and the African American struggle for equality at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During this time, Chapman was a member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and focused much of his efforts on organizing a campaign to abolish the annual Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award was named in honor of a 19th-century woman who advocated higher education for females, yet was also a white supremacist. Chapman's campaign was ultimately successful, and his efforts opened a dialogue about the history of white supremacy, slavery, and racism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2005-2006, Chapman founded and directed the Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-based social justice organization that, according to its founder, aimed to "build a larger movement for historical honesty and inclusiveness as a component of the struggle for social and economic justice.". The Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth focused much of its efforts on commemorating the Lenoir dining hall cafeteria workers' strike of 1969 and campaigning against the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award.

Throughout the 2000s, Chapman concerned himself with civil rights education in the Chapel Hill community and was actively involved in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He served as the historian and second vice-chair of the organization during the late 2000s. During this time, Chapman became a certified Community Civil Rights Educator and was instrumental in a number of local commemorative civil rights campaigns.

After a 30-year battle with cancer, Yonni Chapman died on 22 October 2009 in Chapel Hill.

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The collection documents Yonni Chapman's social activism and academic achievements, and, through a wide variety of audio, visual, paper, and digital formats, offers an account of nearly four decades of progressive racial, social, and economic justice struggles in the central North Carolina region.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, pamphlets, newsletters, essays, articles, and meeting materials of various social justice organizations on the Univeersity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus; in the town of Chapel Hill; and in such surrounding towns and cities as Durham, Raleigh, and Greensboro. Documented organizations include the Communist Workers Party, the Chatham County Committee for Human Rights, the Federation for Progress, the Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience, the New Democratic Movement, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Black Public Works Association, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the People's Music Network, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus Y, the Students for Economic Justice, the Freedom Legacy Project, and the Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, among others.

Also documented are various social justice campaigns in which Chapman was involved, including his organizing work as an employee at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital, the Greensboro Massacre, the Wilmington Ten protests, South African anti-Apartheid struggles, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lenoir dining hall cafeteria workers' strike of 1969, the Silent Sam statue controversy, the Saunders Hall renaming project, and the campaign to end the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award. Social justice campaign materials include agendas, brochures, correspondence, flyers, mailing lists and sign up sheets, meeting minutes, news articles, newsletters, notes, organizational planning materials, petitions, proposals, reports, research materials, and writings.

Audio and video materials were largely created by Chapman and include documentaries, meetings, speeches, and demonstrations captured on audio cassettes, VHS tapes, 8mm video cassettes, and DVDs. Photographs, slides, contact prints, and photographic negatives were chiefly captured by Chapman and document a variety of demonstrations, meetings, and other social justice events. Digital files from an external hard drive and Chapman's laptop computer consist of documents and some images relating to Chapman's social advocacy in Chapel Hill and the surrounding area. Also included are posters, banners, signs, and screen-printed t-shirts designed and used by Chapman at various demonstrations throughout central North Carolina.

The collection also contains interviews with participants in the Chapel Hill civil rights movement that Chapman used in his graduate and doctoral work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paper transcripts accompany many of these interviews. The collection also includes Chapman's research, writings, and other materials concerning his graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

There are also audio files recorded by Chapman on a digital voice recorder in the year leading up to his death; some contain lengthy discussions with local activists about continuing Chapman's social justice work after his death. There are audio recordigns and a video photograph montage from Chapman's 2009 memorial service. Finally, there are born-digital photographs and scans of photographs of Chapman with friends and family including portraits of Chapman as a child through adulthood as well as photographs of nature scenes taken by Chapman.

The collection has been maintained in many of the original groupings as received by the repository. Materials of various formats that document related or identical events may be found in multiple series throughout the collection, including the unarranged Addition of August 2018. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Communist Workers Party and the Greensboro Massacre Materials, 1978-2007.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Flyers, pamphlets, newsletters, programs, correspondence, writings, memos, meeting minutes, news articles, press releases, recruitment materials, reports, and slides collected by Yonni Chapman documenting the activities of the Communist Workers Party in central North Carolina, as well as related activities surrounding and following the Greensboro Massacre. Documented events include anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrations and movements to free the Wilmington Ten. There are also materials relating to organizations that honor the CWP-5 victims of the Greensboro Massacre, including the Greensboro Justice Fund and the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission; materials relating to commemorative Greensboro Massacre documentaries and events, including a slideshow; writings by and about former Communist Worker Party members, including Signe Waller and Nelson Johnson; a 45rpm recording by a group of singers who were affiliated with the Communist Workers Party; and issues, 1976-1980, 1982, of the Workers Viewpoint, the newspaper of the Communist Workers Party.

Materials relating to the Communist Workers Party and the Greensboro Massacre can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

DVD-5441/6, DVD-5441/9, DVD-5441/11, DVD-5441/13, and DVD-5441/15 are duplicates. DCD-5441/7 contains inventories of the digital materials in the collection.

Folder 243-259

Folder 243

Folder 244

Folder 245

Folder 246

Folder 247

Folder 248

Folder 249

Folder 250

Folder 251

Folder 252

Folder 253

Folder 254

Folder 255

Folder 256

Folder 257

Folder 258

Folder 259

Workers Viewpoint, 1976-1980, 1982

Full issues of the newspaper of the Workers Viewpoint Organization (later Communist Workers Party), collected by Yonni Chapman. A few issues have small markings, presumably by Chapman. Published monthly from 1976 to 1977, bi-monthly from 1978 to 1980, and weekly in 1982.

Folder 1

North Carolina Coalition to Free the Wilmington Ten, Raleigh, N.C., 1978

Organizational notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, news articles, petitions, and informational flyers.

Folder 2

African Liberation Day flyer, May 1978

Folder 3

United League of Mississippi Anti-Klan march, Tupelo, Miss., November 1978

March poster, mobilization flyers, and documents that detail the history of the United League of Mississippi's activism.

Audiodisc D-5441/1

"In the 80s (Watchu Gonna Do)" by The May Day Singers, Communist Workers Party, 1980

Folder 4

Communist Workers Party CWP-5 slideshow, circa 1980

Slides and handwritten script for a slideshow that was developed shortly after the Greensboro Massacre as a way of educating the public about the event.

Audiocassette C-5441/66

Communist Workers Party CWP-5 slideshow audio accompaniment, circa 1980

Audiocassette

Folder 5

Communist Workers Party organizational materials, 1979-1983

Folder 6

Communist Workers Party news articles, circa 1980s

Includes a newsprint photograph of Yonni Chapman disrupting a public talk by Governor Jim Hunt in Siler City, N.C., September 1980.

Folder 7

Greensboro Massacre news articles, circa 1980s

Folder 8

Wilson Brothers Coal Company protest flyer, 1980

Folder 9

Greensboro Massacre Commemorative events, 1982-2004

Programs, ticket stubs, and correspondence regarding various marches, receptions, dinners, church services, and vigils that were organized in honor of those killed and injured during the Greensboro Massacre. Also included are numerous news articles about the history of the event and those who were involved.

Folder 10

88 Seconds in Greensboro, Greensboro Civil Rights Fund, video log, January 1983

See VT-5441/1 for the VHS videotape.

Folder 11

Greensboro Justice Fund, 1980s-2001

Newsletters, flyers, and internal correspondence from the Greensboro Justice Fund, a national endowment fund formed in 1986 that offers grants to progressive southern grassroots organizations.

Folder 12

Nelson Johnson articles and newsletters, 1986-2006

Newsletters and articles related to Reverend Nelson Johnson, a Communist Workers Party leader who became a Baptist minister in Greensboro, N.C., in 1986.

Folder 13

Signe Waller writings, 1980s-2005

Articles, essays, an interview, and other works regarding Signe Waller's experience as a Communist Workers Party member, Greensboro Massacre survivor, and widow of CWP-5 victim Jim Waller.

Folder 14

Greensboro Massacre 19th Anniversary, video log and commentary, 1998

See VT-5441/13 for VHS videotape.

Folder 15

Greensboro Massacre materials sent by Yonni Chapman to Tracy Hood for documentary, 19 June 2000

Includes video log, crime scene photographs and captions.

See VT-5441/55 for VHS videotape. See VT-5441/56 for 8mm videotape.

Folder 16

Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 2003-2007

Organizational flyers, newletters, memoranda, Greensboro Massacre 24th Anniversary Commemoration materials, and Yonni Chapman's testimony to the Commission during its first Greensboro Massacre public hearing in July 2005.

Folder 17

Lawbreakers: The Greensboro Massacre, flyers for public viewing and discussion facilitated by Yonni Chapman on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, 14 October 2004

Folder 18

Letter to Yonni Chapman from producers of Greensboro: Closer to the Truth documentary, June 2008

Folder 260

Communist Workers Party and Greensboro Massacre, 1979-1982

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 261

Communist Workers Party and Greensboro Massacre articles, statements, 1982-1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 262

Sandy Smith leaflet, 1979

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 263

Greensboro Massacre, 1979-1980

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 264

CWP Peace Tour, 1982

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 265

CWP articles, drafts, notes, 1980-1984

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 266

CWP flyers, outreach letters, 1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Includes Grenada, Jesse Jackson 1984 campaign

Folder 267

CWP pamphlets, undated

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 268

CWP releases, clippings, flyers, 1980-1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 269

CWP speeches, publications, 1983-1984

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 270

CWP publications

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 271

CWP statement and news release, 1980

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 272

Signe Waller thesis draft, "Re-Contexting the Agenda on Racism," 1987

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 273

Workers Viewpoint reprints, 1981-1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Box 24-26

Box 24

Box 25

Box 26

Workers Viewpoint, 1970s-1980s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Federation for Progress Records, 1978-1985.

About 150 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Founding documents, proposals, meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, and other papers relating to the development of the organization. There are also flyers, petitions, and a proposal relating to the 1982 Dump Jesse Helms campaign.

Materials relating to the Federation for Progress can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

Folder 19

Federation for Progress organizational materials, 1978-1985

Founding documents, proposals, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other papers relating to the development of the organization.

Folder 20

Dump Jesse Helms campaign, 1982

Flyers, petitions, and a campaign proposal.

Folder 21

Federation for Progress newsletters, 1982-1983

Folder 21a

Federation for Progress clippings, brochures, and photocopied articles

Folder 274

Federation for Progress organizational materials, 1982

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Includes meeting files, draft program

Folder 275

Federation for Progress Task Force on Environmental Hazards, 1973

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Includes letters, petitions, articles

Folder 276

Federation for Progress flyers and clippings, 1982-1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Issues covered include housing, Warren County PCBs, Reagan/Helms

Folder 277

Federation for Progress newsletters, flyers, 1982-1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 278

Federation for Progress newsletters, flyers, proposals, conference materials, 1982-1984

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Includes Warren County PCB-related material

Folder 279

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Federation for Progress, 1982-1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 280

North Carolina Federation for Progress: Warren County PCB issue, 1982-1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 281

North Carolina Federation for Progress: Dump Jesse Helms, Warren County PCB flyers and petitions, 1982-1984

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 282

North Carolina Federation for Progress press releases, letters, 1981-1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 283

Columbus (Ohio) Federation for Progress, early 1980s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

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About 1200 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Memoranda, meeting minutes, notes, agendas, internal topical writings and publications, correspondence, membership lists and applications, bulletins, newsletters, magazines, and other papers relating to the development of the organization.

Materials relating to the New Democratic Movement can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

Folder 22

New Democratic Movement Meeting minutes and writings, 1984-1986

Folder 23-26

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

New Democratic Movement organizational materials, 1985-1992

Folder 27

Wilfred Chan study materials, summer 1986

Collection of published topical readings to be used in conjunction with a local leadership study plan developed by New Democratic Movement leader Wilfred Chan in the summer 1986 national bulletin.

Folder 28-34

Folder 28

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

New Democratic Movement organizational materials, 1985-1992

Folder 35-37

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

New Democratic Movement national bulletins, 1984-1988

Folder 38

New Democratic Movement newsletters and magazines, 1985-1987

Folder 39

Wilfred Chan study materials, Summer 1986

Folder 40

Progressive political, economic, and social justice articles and topical writings, 1980s

Folder 41

Miscellaneous progressive publications, 1980s

Publication topics include faith, African Americans in the American Revolutionary War, child rights, nuclear waste, Asian American equality, and farmworkers rights.

Folder 42

Other related organizations' materials, 1982-1990

Notes, memoranda, and correspondence of organizations that appear to be related to or topically linked to the New Democratic Movement.

Folder 284

New Democratic Movement membership application, memoranda, newsletter, 1985

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 285

New Democratic Movement meeting notes, 1980s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 286

New Democratic Movement notes, 1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 287

New Democratic Movement notes, memoranda, meeting minutes, 1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 288

New Democratic Movement program documents, 1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 289

The New Democrat: Magazine of the New Democratic Movement, 1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 290

New Democratic Movement meeting, 27 September 1987

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 291

New Democratic Movement memoranda, notes, clippings, 1989

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

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About 200 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Proposals, posters, flyers, signed petitions, notes, reports, membership lists, photographs, transparencies, news articles, Yonni Chapman's writings and correspondence, and other items related to the founding and development of the organization. There are also materials relating to the controversies surrounding the Silent Sam statue and Saunders Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.

Materials relating to the Freedom Legacy Project can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

Folder 43-44

Folder 43

Folder 44

Freedom Legacy Project organizational materials, 1995-2001

Folder 45

Silent Sam statue controversy, 1997-2006

Essays, letters to the editor, and several news articles authored by Yonni Chapman decrying the statue's presence on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and its glorification of slain Confederate Civil War soldiers.

Folder 46

Saunders Hall Project, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill building names and institutional racism, 1999-2008

News articles, posters, flyers, Chapman's writings and correspondence, signed petitions, notes, and reports regarding the anti-Ku Klux Klan decoration of Saunders Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus organized by the Students Seeking Historical Truth in 1999, as well as the Freedom Legacy Project's campaign for a plaque to be added to the building to notify the public of Colonial William L. Saunders's involvement with the Klan.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth Records, 1969-2006.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Agendas, meeting minutes, notes, correspondence, signed petitions, news articles, and other materials relating to the founding and development of the organization, the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award, and the 1969 Lenoir cafeteria workers' strike.

Materials relating to the Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

Folder 47

Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth organizational materials, 2005

Folder 48

1969 Lenoir Cafeteria Workers' Strike commemoration plaque campaign, March 2005

Signed petitions to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser.

Folder 49

1969 Lenoir Cafeteria Workers' Strike commemorations and history, 1969-2006

Flyers, programs, speech transcripts, and notes regarding the first Mary Smith-Elizabeth Brooks Human Rights Awards that were presented to strike leaders Smith and Brooks in 2005. Also included are topical student essays and news articles.

Folder 50

"I Have My Story to Tell" 1969 Lenoir Cafeteria Workers' Strike, 1969-2000s

News articles, correspondence, an interview with strike leader Mary Smith, instructional documents regarding leadership and organizing, and playbills from a commemorative dramatic performance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2000s.

Folder 51

Campaign for Justice and the Bell Award: Organizing, 2002-2005

Folder 52

Campaign for Justice and the Bell Award: Outreach to past recipients, 2004

Award programs and a packet adressed to past recipients compiled and written by Yonni Chapman that explains campaign principles, outlines the relevant history of the award and its namesake, and asks for the recipients' support and understanding.

Folder 53

Campaign for Justice and the Bell Award: Call for moratorium petitions and correspondence with Chancellor James Moeser and signatories, 2004-2005

Folder 54

Campaign for Justice and the Bell Award: White supremacy death threat against Yonni Chapman, 2004-2005

Printed copies of a threating post to a white supremacy online forum, Chapman's letter to the police, and a published article about the issue.

Folder 55

Campaign for Justice and the Bell Award: Yonni Chapman writings, 2004-2005

Chapman's notes, articles, and essays regarding historical truth and the Bell Award.

Folder 56

Campaign for Justice and the Bell Award: Spencie Love correspondence and writings, 1994-2005

Correspondence between Spencie Love, the great-granddaughter of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, and Yonni Chapman regarding Love's disapproval of Chapman's campaign. Also included are essays written by Love and articles concerning the history of Love's family.

Folder 57

Campaign for Justice and the Bell Award: Media and news articles, 2000-2006

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Other Activities and Organizations, 1975-2009.

About 2,400 items.

Arrangement: Chronological

Materials relating to other progressive activities with which Yonni Chapman was involved that do not appear to be directly associated with any of the organizations documented in the preceding series.

Materials include agendas, brochures, correspondence, flyers, mailing lists and sign up sheets, meeting minutes, news articles, newsletters, notes, organizational planning materials, petitions, proposals, reports, research materials, and writings that document a wide variety of environmental, economic, racial, and social justice efforts in central North Carolina. This includes Chapman's organizing work while a Hematology Laboratory Technician at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital; anti-apartheid campaigns; Chatham County Committee for Human Rights struggles; Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience presidential campaign work and local struggles; Chapman's work with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); numerous African American public workers' struggles and lawsuits in which Chapman was involved, including those of the Black Public Works Association, Martha Barbee, and the Battle family; the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard renaming effort, in which Chapman was a key advocate and a member of the Chapel Hill Town Council's special committee; the People's Music Network, for which Chapman was a national board member from 1996 to 1999 and a member of the Winter 1996 Gathering planning committee; activism in support of Kwame Cannon, the son of a Greensboro-based Communist Workers Party activist, who received a lengthy prison sentence for burglary; Chapman's personal reflection and leadership involvement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus Y; and numerous other commemorations, demonstrations, marches, and organizations on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and in the surrounding North Carolina municipalities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Siler City, Durham, Raleigh, and Greensboro.

Materials relating to the activities, events, and organizations represented here can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

Folder 330

Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, 1975, 1981

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 58

North Carolina Memorial Hospital Hematology Lab personnel treatment struggle, 1976-1980

Correspondence and memoranda between Hematology Laboratory employees and hospital management regarding treatment and expectations in the workplace.

Folder 59

National Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa, 1977

Meeting minutes of the Coalition Steering Committee.

Folder 293

African Liberation Support Committee, 1979

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 60

Committee for Medical Aid to Southern Africa, 1977-1978

Organizational planning documents, correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, flyers, and press releases.

Folder 61

Paul Braxton School campaign, Siler City, N.C., 1978

Correspondence, notes, agendas, flyers, press releases, and articles regarding a campaign led by the Chatham County Committee for Human Rights.

Folder 62

Chatham County Committee for Human Rights, 1978-1979

Organizational planning documents, meeting notes, agendas, flyers, posters, newsletters, and correspondence.

Folder 314

Iran, 1978, 1982

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 63

Stop the Test campaign, 1978-1979

Correspondence, notes agendas, flyers, press releases, and articles regarding a campaign led by the Chatham County Committee for Human Rights.

Folder 306

Coalition for Quality Education, 1979

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 307-308

Education, 1978

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 326

Articles from Party of Labour of Albania, China, 1970s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 329

Progressive Labor Party, 1970s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 64-65

Folder 64

Folder 65

Miscellaneous organizational mailing lists and sign-up sheets, circa 1978-1985

Folder 328

Phillipines, 1978-1981

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 332

Granite Workers Update, ACTWU local 1113T Vol I No. 2, Vol II No. 1, 1978-1979

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 66

Kayser-Roth garment workers' strike, Pittsboro, N.C., 1979

Flyers, notes, and articles regarding a campaign led by the Chatham County Committee for Human Rights.

Folder 315

Kayser-Roth struggle/Paul Braxton, early 1980s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 67

Laurence Miller struggle and march, Pittsboro, N.C., 1979

Correspondence, notes agendas, flyers, press releases, and articles regarding a campaign led by the Chatham County Committee for Human Rights.

Folder 331

Trade Union Educational League, 1979

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 68

North Carolina Memorial Hospital Employees' Forum, Better Parking Lots Campaign, 1979

Correspondence and memoranda between hematology laboratory workers and hospital management regarding poor and unsafe conditions in the hospital employee parking lots.

Folder 69

North Carolina Memorial Hospital Delphine Foushee harassment grievance, 1979

Petitions, correspondence, and articles regarding the hospital's lack of sensivity towards dietary worker Delphine Foushee, a grieving mother whose child had recently died.

Folder 322

North Carolina Memorial Hospital protest, early 1980s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 70

Public Housing Tenants' marches, 1979

Flyers, an article, and a photograph of Chapel Hill Welfare Rights Organization members.

Folder 71

North Carolina Memorial Hospital Dietary Workers' struggle, 1980

Memoranda and flyers regarding rallies to organize dietary workers in opposition to workplace descrimination and unfair treatment.

Folder 72

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill housekeeping workers' struggle, 1980

Petitions, articles, photographs and flyers regarding the organization of campus housekeeping workers against unfair workplace treatment.

Folder 73

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Coalition to Stop Unfair Budget Cuts, 1981

Signed endorsement forms and Chapman's notes.

Folder 309

Coalition for Social Justice, 1981

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 321

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), 1981

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 310

El Salvador, 1981-1982

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 316

Lebanon, 1982

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 318

Media contact information, 1982

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 74

United Nations Disarmament march and rally, 1982

Event flyers, rally permit, and articles.

Folder 317

March on Washington 20th anniversary, Chapel Hill, 27 August 1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 319

National Black Organizers' Conference (NBOC), 1983-1984

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 301

Capitalism and business study clippings, 1983-1985

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 312

Grenada, 1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 323

Nuclear issues, 1983

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 75

North Carolina Memorial Hospital Yonni Chapman grievance, 1983-1984

Chapman's employee performance report, correspondence regarding the mandated change in his work schedule and the descrimination complaint that he lodged against his supervisor and the formal grievance papers that he filed.

Folder 324

Orange County Day Care Coalition, 1984

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 327

People's Convention DNC, 1984

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 294

American Committee on Africa newsletters, fact sheets, anti-apartheid organizing, 1984-1985

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 295

American Committee on Africa articles, memos, accounting of local government investments in South Africa, 1984-1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 296

South Africa notes, publications, 1984-1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Includes UNC symposium schedule, 1985

Folder 297

South Africa clippings, 1984-1985

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 298

Committee on Southern Africa releases, flyers, notes, clippings, 1983-1985

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 76

Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience, 1984-1988

Organizational documents, flyers, contact sheets, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, and a proof sheet of images from a 1984 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Folder 77

Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience, Jesse Jackson presidential campaigns, 1984-1988

Signed ad campaign donation cards, pledge sheets, contact sheets, articles, essays, memoranda, newsletters, and a map.

Folder 325

Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience, 1985

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 333

National Rainbow Coalition, 1985-1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 334

Rainbow Coalition: Congressional candidate Kirsten Nyrop, 1985-1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 311

Freeze Voter canvassing, 1984

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 300

Advance Graphic, 1985-1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 320

National Committee for Independent Political Action (NCIPA), 1985-1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 303

Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County (N.C.) elections, 1985-1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 304

Local organizing lists of organizations and names, 1980s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 305

Chatham County (N.C.) contact list

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 299

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 302

Carolina Community Project, 1986

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 78

Committee for Peace with Justice in South Africa, Durham, N.C., 1987

Flyers and newsletters.

Folder 79-80

Folder 79

Folder 80

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Minority Achievement Gap, research and reports, 1987-2008

Public school performance statistics and demographic reports, as well as correspondence and writings intended to address and mitigate the racially divided educational performance gap.

Folder 81

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Minority Achievement Gap, news articles

Folder 82

Progressive Folk Music materials, Si and Kathy Kahn, circa 1980s

Collection of song lyrics and a handmade guide entitled "Mountain Music and Where to Find It."

Folder 313

Harvard strike reunion, 1989

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 341

Postering, 1980s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 83

Internationalist Books, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1993-1996

Flyers, newsletters, articles, and correspondence regarding Chapman's two-year management position and his concern with the general mission of the book store.

Folder 84

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Housekeepers Association lawsuit, 1993-1996

Correspondence, legal documents, and reports to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chancellor regarding housekeeping workers' claims of racial descrimination in the workplace. Also includes "Six Years of Struggle: A Documented History" packet, as well as Chapman's notes and writings concerning the history of slavery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Folder 85

Police brutality and profiling, 1993-2008

Homicide Report of Kenneth Brian Fennell written by civil rights lawyer Al McSurely, an event flyer, and a letter from Yonni Chapman to the Chapel Hill Town Council concerning town-wide racial profiling.

Folder 86

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch, commemorating local heroes, 1993-2008

Pamphlets and programs from memorial events honoring recently deceased community leaders.

Folder 87

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Martin Luther King Coalition, 1993-2009

Event programs, flyers, organizational documents, agendas, planning materials, correspondence, contact sheets, news articles, and a transcript of Chapman's speech at a 2007 rally.

Folder 88-89

Folder 88

Folder 89

Environmental Justice for Landfill Neighbors and Rogers-Eubanks Road Coalition to End Environmental Racism (CEER), 1993-2008

Pamphlets, articles, correspondence, petitions and a report on the history of the Rogers Road community and damage from the Orange County Municipal Landfill.

Folder 90

Black Workers for Justice, 1994-2002

Newsletters and annual banquet programs.

Folder 91

Black Public Works Association racial discrimination grievance against the Town of Chapel Hill, 1995

Legal correspondence, affidavits, memoranda, meeting notes, and reports.

Folder 92

Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), 1995

Newsletters, pamphlets, and a 1995 national conference program.

Folder 93

People's Music Network, 1995-1996

Planning materials for the Winter 1996 Gathering held in Durham, N.C., as well as notes, meeting minutes, flyers, and articles.

Folder 94

Black Public Works Association, 1995-1997

Organizational documents, flyers, internal correspondence, news articles, and drafts of essays written by Chapman.

Folder 95

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Housekeepers Association health concerns, 1995-1999

"The Housekeepers Health Study," a 1999 report from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Folder 96

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Workers Solidarity Coalition and housekeepers support, 1995-2005

Event flyers, proposals, and press statements concerning workers' rights. Also included are Chapman's correspondence within the Workers' Solidarity Coalition regarding planning meetings and news articles documenting the struggles of workers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Folder 97

Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, 1995-2004

Initial proposal for the Center, programs, and newsletters.

Folder 98

K-Mart boycott, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Greensboro, N.C., 1996

Flyers, articles, and a bumper sticker.

Folder 99

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Housekeepers Association, A Modest Proposal to Chancellor Michael Hooker, and Marsha Tinnen lawsuit, 1996

Folder 100

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus Y, 1996-2000

Notes, correspondence, and applications chiefly regarding board member Yonni Chapman's unsuccessful run for director. Materials highlight Chapman's skills, personal philosophies, and motivations.

Folder 101

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch, 1996-2009

Meeting agendas, minutes and notes.

Folder 102

Martha Barbee disability discrimination lawsuit against the Town of Chapel Hill, N.C., 1997-1999

Legal documents, a complaint form, and correspondence documenting the development of Barbee's lawsuit and Chapman's assistance with the historical investigative work surrounding her grievance.

Folder 103

Free Kwame Cannon and April 4th Survival Coalition, Raleigh, N.C., 1998

Rally planning correspondence, notes, flyers, and articles.

Folder 104

Jobs with Justice Coalition, 1998-1999

Organizational documents, meeting notes and minutes, event flyers, and correspondence regarding Durham, N.C., workers' rights struggles.

Folder 105

Jubilee 2000, Greensboro, N.C., 1998-1999

Flyers, notes, and packets of organizational principles and concerns regarding African-American youth and the criminal justice system.

Folder 106

Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN), Durham, N.C., 1998-2000

Correspondence, newsletters, a history of SARN, anti-white-supremacy workshop materials, Highlander Conference materials, and photographs of Chapman at the Highlander Conference in June 1999.

Folder 107

North Carolina Public Service Workers Union (UE 150), and International Worker Justice Campaign, 1998-2004

Union bulletins, event flyers, information packets, and news articles.

Folder 108

Chatham County Schools Minority Discrimination lawsuit, 1999

Case report, proposals, and articles.

Folder 109

Free Mumia Abu Jamal campaign, 1999

Correspondence, Chapel Hill High School student petitions, flyers, and articles relating to Durham, N.C., organizing and a Philadelphia, Pa., march.

Folder 110

Stone Quarry environmental struggle, 1999

Map and documents offering an historical background of Stone Quarry.

Folder 111

Students for Economic Justice, 1999

Event flyers, pamphlets, statements of principles, and topical articles.

Folder 112

Tuition Increase at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999

Correspondence from the Coalition for Educational Access, a statement by the Progressive Faculty Network opposing the tuition increase, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus news articles.

Folder 113

World Trade Organization (WTO) Protest, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1999

Correspondence and flyers in opposition to the WTO's practices and laws.

Folder 114

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sit-in Against Sweatshops video log, 1999

Chapman's notes and writings that detail the activities of a five-day anti-sweatshop protest at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a focus on student protest leader Marion Traub-Werner. See VT-5441/25-30 for footage that Chapman captured during the event.

Folder 115

No Sweat! Anti-Sweatshop Campaign, 1999-2000

Flyers, notes, proposals, agendas, campaign planning materials, and correspondence between various social justice organizations. Also included is a step-by-step guide for organizing an anti-sweatshop ordinance campaign.

Folder 116

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 2000-2003

Newsletters, flyers, correspondence, and other organizational materials.

Folder 117

North Carolina Freedom Monument Project, 2001-2003

Pamphlets, flyers, and a project summary.

Folder 118

Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School, 2002

Correspondence and research materials concerning the presentation that Chapman gave during this event.

Folder 119

Battle family property discrimination lawsuit, 2003-2004

Case reports, historical case research, articles, and a sheet of Chapman's prompts during his testimony at the hearing.

Folder 120

Unsung Founders Memorial, 2003-2006

Correspondence and articles regarding the development and controversy surrounding the 2002 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior class gift.

Folder 121-122

Folder 121

Folder 122

Remembering Reconstruction symposium, 2004

Correspondence, agendas, and symposium planning notes, as well as Chapman's speech notes, drafts, and final speech.

Folder 123-124

Folder 123

Folder 124

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard renaming effort, 2004-2005

Proposals, reports, correspondence, memoranda, petitions, and articles that appear to present both sides of the renaming and dedication effort.

Folder 125

George Moses Horton dedications, 2006-2007

North Carolina highway historical marker dedication ceremony pamphlet and news articles.

Folder 126

B-1 United States Navy band 65th Anniversary, 2007

Program of the reunion of the first African American World War II Navy band, which was stationed in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Folder 127

Community Civil Rights Educator Program, 2007

Correspondence and Chapman's Orange County Community Civil Rights Educator certificate.

Folder 128

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Historic Thousands on Jones Street rally and march, Raleigh, N.C., 2007

Photographs, a flyer, and a reform legislation packet.

Folder 129

Warren County PCB Landfill effort, 2007-2008

Notes and articles regarding the landfill's history.

Folder 130-131

Folder 130

Folder 131

Journey of Reconciliation, 1947 Freedom Ride State Historical Marker dedication, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2007-2009

Planning documents, reports, proposals, correspondence, historical research and articles, and a transcript of Chapman's presentation and proposal to the Chapel Hill Town Council as chair of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Historical Commission.

Folder 132

Chapel Hill Town Council Sustainability Committee, 2008

Correspondence and notes regarding Chapman's appointment to the Chapel Hill Town Council Sustainability Committee.

Folder 133

Peace and Justice Plaza, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Chapel Hill, N.C., 2009

Event flyers, planning correspondence and agendas, and a transcript of Chapman's speech at the Plaza during a commemoration of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

Folder 134

African American workers' struggles and history, Edgecombe County, N.C.

Pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, articles from a 1977 Workers' Viewpoint Organization newspaper regarding the struggles and racial violence at Bloomer Hill, the Bricks Center, and Whitakers, N.C. Also included is correspondence with Jim Wrenn, a local community organizer and Greensboro Massacre survivor.

Folder 292

AANQ study materials

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 335-336

Clippings

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 337

Flyers for various rallies and protests

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 338

Miscellaneous pamphlets

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103412

Folder 339-340

Miscellaneous printed material

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Academic Research, Writings, and Interviews, 1974-2005.

About 2,200 items.

Research, writings, and interviews relating to Yonni Chapman's graduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The first subseries contains audio recordings and paper transcripts of interviews conducted by Chapman with participants in the African American freedom struggle and the civil rights movement in and around Chapel Hill, N.C. The second subseries contains Chapman's research files that he incorporated into his masters thesis and doctoral dissertation. This includes his research and writings on Cornelia Phillips Spencer and the Bell Award; coursework, essays, resumes, transcripts, and writings that reflect his personal philosophies; and a number of annotated transcripts of interviews conducted in 1974 as part of the Duke University Oral History Program.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.1. Chapel Hill, N.C., Civil Rights Movement Interviews, 1990-1996.

About 700 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Audio recordings of interviews conducted by Yonni Chapman with participants in the African American freedom struggle and the civil rights movement in and around Chapel Hill, N.C. Many interviews include transcriptions, but some do not. There are also a few interview transcriptions for which the audio is not included.

Audiocassette C-5441/1

Alston, Jerdene, 25 April 1996

Audiocassette

Folder 135

Alston, Jerdene, 25 April 1996: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/2

Atwater, Henry, and Charles Weaver, 11 April 1991

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/3

Baker, Quinton, 3 March 1994: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/4

Baker, Quinton, 3 March 1994: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 136

Baker, Quinton, undated: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/5

Battle, Fred, undated

Audiocassette

Folder 137

Battle, Fred, 1 April 1991: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/6

Boyd, Mary Mason, 18 April 1991: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/7

Boyd, Mary Mason, 18 April 1991: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 138

Boyd, Mary Mason, 18 April 1991: Transcript

Includes a transcript of "The Civil Rights Movement as It Began in Chapel Hill, North Carolina."

Audiocassette C-5441/8

Brittian, James, 27 November 1990: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/9

Brittian, James, 27 November 1990: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 139

Brittian, James, 27 November 1990: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/10

Burnette, Joseph "Buck," 9 January 1995

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/12

Caldwell, Ed Jr., 27 March 1991: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/13

Caldwell, Ed Jr., 27 March 1991: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 140

Caldwell, Ed Jr., 27 March 1991: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/14

Caldwell, Hilliard, 26 March 1991

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/15

Caldwell, Hilliard, 28 March 1991

Audiocassette

Folder 141

Caldwell, Hilliard, 28 March 1991: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/16

Clark, Rebecca, 27 May 1996: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/17

Clark, Rebecca, 27 May 1996: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 142

Clark, Rebecca, 27 May 1996: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/18

Cotten, Odessa, 5 February 1994

Audiocassette

Folder 143

Cotten, Odessa, 5 February 1994: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/19

Cureton, William, 19 April 1991

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/20

Cureton, William 20 April 1991: tape 1

Audiocassette

Includes part of an interview with Hilliard Caldwell, 19 April 1991.

Audiocassette C-5441/21

Cureton, William 20 April 1991: tape 2

Audiocassette

Includes part of an interview with Hilliard Caldwell, 19 April 1991.

Folder 144

Cureton, William, 20 April 1991: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/22

Davis, Marion, 18 February 1994: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/23

Davis, Marion, 18 February 1994: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 145

Davis, Nate, 28 February 1994: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/24

Davis, Shirley Pendergraph, 2 March 1994

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/25

Davis, Shirley Pendergraph 23 April 1996

Audiocassette

Folder 146

Davis, Shirley Pendergraph, 1994 and 1996: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/26

Edwards, Birdine, 11 March 1994: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/27

Edwards, Birdine, 11 March 1994: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 147

Edwards, Birdine, 11 March 1994: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/28

Esser, Cary, 3 December 1990

Audiocassette

Folder 148

Esser, George, 27 November 1990: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/29

Ezra, Rosemary, 26 April 1996

Audiocassette

Folder 149

Ezra, Rosemary, 26 April 1996: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/30

Farrar, Stella, 7 March 1994

Audiocassette

Folder 150

Farrar, Stella, 7 March 1994: Transcript

Folder 151

Farrington, Ruby, April 1996: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/31

Foster, Esphur and Alberta Nealy, 16 April 1990

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/32

Foster, Esphur and friends, 14 April 1991: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audio recorded on Yonni Chapman's side of the room.

Audiocassette C-5441/33

Foster, Esphur and friends, 14 April 1991: tape 2

Audiocassette

Audio recorded on Yonni Chapman's side of the room.

Audiocassette C-5441/34

Foster, Esphur and friends, 14 April 1991: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audio recorded on Jean Chapman's side of the room.

Audiocassette C-5441/35

Foster, Esphur and friends, 14 April 1991: tape 2

Audiocassette

Audio recorded on Jean Chapman's side of the room.

Folder 152

Foster, Esphur, Alberta Neely, and friends, 14 April 1991: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/36

Foster, Harold, 16 March 1993: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/37

Foster, Harold, 16 March 1993: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 153

Foster, Harold, 16 March 1993: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/38

Foushee, Braxton, 15 March 1991

Audiocassette

Folder 154

Foushee, Braxton, 15 March 1991: Transcript

Folder 155

Hargraves, Frances, 15 April 1992: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/39

Johnson, John Horbet and Ida Mae, 30 May 1992: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/40

Johnson, John Horbet and Ida Mae, 30 May 1992: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 156

Johnson, John Horbet and Ida Mae, 30 May 1993: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/41

Koral, Dick and Fran, 2 April 1992

Audiocassette

Folder 157

Koral, Dick and Fran, 2 April 1992: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/42

Lyde, Edna, 21 February 1993: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/43

Lyde, Edna, 21 February 1993: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 158

Lyde, Edna, 21 February 1993: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/44

Mason, Matthew, 6 February 1993

Audiocassette

Folder 159

Mason, Matthew: 6 February 1993: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/45

Mason, Thomas, 17 April 1991: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/46

Mason, Thomas, 17 April 1991: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 160

Mason, Thomas, 17 April 1991: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/47

Patterson, Willie Mae, 8 January 1995

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/48

Rittenberg, Sidney, 30 November 1994: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/49

Rittenberg, Sidney, 30 November 1994: tape 2

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/50

Rittenberg, Sidney, 30 November 1994: tape 3

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/51

Roberson, Marie, 5 February 1994

Audiocassette

Folder 161

Roberson, Marie, 5 February 1994: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/52

Scales, Junius, 1 April 1992

Audiocassette

Folder 162

Scales, Junius, 1 April 1992: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/53

Segal, Harvey, 31 March 1992

Audiocassette

Folder 163

Segal, Harvey, 31 March 1992: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/54

Simons, Ruby Farrington, 28-29 April 1996: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/55

Simons, Ruby Farrington, 28-29 April 1996: tape 2

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/56

Smith, R. D., 28 March 1991

Audiocassette

Folder 164

Smith, R. D., 28 March 1991: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/57

Stone, Clifton, 30 January 1995

Audiocassette

Folder 165

Stone, Clifton, 30 January 1995: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/58

Tate, Esther, 28 May 1996

Audiocassette

Folder 166

Tate, Esther, 28 May 1996: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/59

Tolliver, Robyn, 27 May 1996: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/60

Tolliver, Robyn, 27 May 1996: tape 1

Audiocassette

Folder 167

Tolliver, Robyn, 27 May 1996: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/61

Tolliver, Virginia, 29 May 1996

Audiocassette

Folder 168

Tolliver, Virginia, 29 May 1996: Transcript

Folder 169

Walker, Margaret, circa 1992-1993: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/62

Williams, Gloria Mason, 12 April 1991

Audiocassette

Folder 170

Williams, Gloria Mason, 12 April 1991: Transcript

Audiocassette C-5441/63

Williams, Thomas, 4 March 1994: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/64

Williams, Thomas, 4 March 1994: tape 2

Audiocassette

Folder 171

Williams, Thomas, 4 March 1994: Transcript

Folder 172

Zelinsky, Gladys Epstein, 5 April 1992: Transcript

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.2. Research Files and Writings, 1974-2005.

About 1500 items.

Research, essays, and interviews that Yonni Chapman incorporated into his masters thesis and doctoral dissertation, including files on Cornelia Phillips Spencer and the Bell Award; coursework, essays, resumes, transcripts, and writings that reflect his personal philosophies; and a number of annotated transcripts of interviews conducted in 1974 as part of the Duke University Oral History Program. As with Chapman's own series of interviews in the 1990s, these interviewees were participants in the civil rights movement in and around Chapel Hill, N.C.

Folder 173

1870 United States Census data, Chapel Hill, N.C.: Employment and workers

Folder 174

1880 United States Census data, Chapel Hill, N.C.: Employment and workers

Folder 175

University of North Carolina salaries and expenses, 1890s-1900s

Folder 176

1900 United States Census data, Chapel Hill, N.C.: Employment and workers

Folder 177

1910 United States Census data, Chapel Hill, N.C.: Employment and workers

Folder 178

1920 United States Census data, Chapel Hill, N.C.: Employment and workers

Folder 179

1930 United States Census data, Chapel Hill, N.C.: Employment and workers

Folder 180

1960 United States Census data, North Carolina: Employment and race

Folder 181

Adams, Charlotte: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 182

African-American census materials

Folder 183

Battle family

Folder 184

Bazemore, P. E.: Discrimination lawsuit memoir

Folder 185

"Black Issues Forum" broadcast transcript, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Integration 50th Anniversary, 2002-2003

Folder 186

Black power

Folder 187

Brown, Bob: Research, 1991

Folder 188

Bynum, Barbara: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 189

Bynum, Sheila: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 190

Caldwell family

Folder 191

Caldwell, Hilliard: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 192

Campbell, Sharon Sitton: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 193

Carswell, John: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 194

Chapel Hill Cemetery

Folder 195

Civil Rights Movement chronology in North Carolina

Folder 196

Clark, A. D.: Census research, and Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 197

Cotten, Elizabeth: Research

Folder 198

Cotton, Charlie Pearl: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 199

Cureton, William: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 200

Cusick, Pat: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 201

Dansby, David: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 202

Dunne, John: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 203

Edwards, Keith: Interview, 2000-2001

Folder 204

Elson, Henry W.: Civil War textbook debate of 1911

Folder 205

Fink, Leon: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 206

Foster, Haddie Booth: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 207

Foster, Harold: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 208

Foushee, Braxton: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 209

Foushee, Charles: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Includes Yonni Chapman's "quotes for MA thesis" document.

Folder 210

Foushee, James: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 211

Foushee, Vivian: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 212

Free African-Americans in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1860

Folder 213

French, Virginia: Duke University Oral History Program partial interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 214

Lassiter, Gaitha: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 215

Lincoln Echo newspaper, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Folder 216

McDougal, C.A.: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 217

Malone, C.C.: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 218

Manley, J.R.: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 219

Murray, Pauli

Two photocopied 1939 newspaper articles and a 1991 dissertation abstract.

Folder 220

North Carolina Historical Review: Rosenwald Schools and African American education in North Carolina, 1988

Folder 221

Perry, Velma: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 222

Purefoy, Haywood: Genealogical research

Folder 223

Sanford, Terry: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 224

Silent Sam statue, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus

Folder 225

Slaves in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Folder 226

Smith, R. D.: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 227-229

Folder 227

Folder 228

Folder 229

Spencer, Cornelia Phillips: Research, Bell Award controversy

Folder 230-231

Folder 230

Folder 231

Spencer, Cornelia Phillips: Yonni Chapman's writings for doctoral research seminar, 2001

Folder 232

Timberlake, Phyllis: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 233

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employment data, 1993-2004

Folder 234

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill servants, dependents, and laborers in the 1800s

Folder 235

Washington, Elliot: Death certificate

Folder 236

Weaver, James: Whipping

Folder 237

Weaver, Susie: Duke University Oral History Program interview, 1974: Annotated transcript

Folder 238-239

Folder 238

Folder 239

Yonni Chapman masters coursework and writings, 1990-1993

Folder 240

Yonni Chapman doctoral coursework and writings, 1995-2005

Digitized doctoral dissertation: Black Freedom and the University of North Carolina, 1793-1960.

Folder 241

Yonni Chapman various writings, 1993-2005

Folder 242

Yonni Chapman resume, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill transcript, and other personal materials

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 8. Photographs of Demonstrations, Meetings, and Events, 1975-2007.

About 900 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Photographic slides, photographic negatives, prints, and digital photographs that document various demonstrations, meetings, speeches, and events in which Yonni Chapman was involved. Photographs were chiefly taken by Chapman and depict events and organizations in the central North Carolina region, including the Medical Committee for Human Rights, a national organization of radical health workers with active local groups in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Durham, N.C.; the African Liberation and anti-apartheid movements; the Communist Workers Party; the Federation for Progress; Greensboro Massacre commemorative events; Anti-Klan rallies; Wilmington Ten demonstrations; the Chatham County Committee for Human Rights; North Carolina Memorial Hospital organizing; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill housekeepers and other service workers' organizing; Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations and rallies; anti-sweatshop campaigns; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus activism; workers' rights activism; the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award controversy; and other progressive social, racial, and economic activism. There are also scanned images of photographs, newspaper clippings, pamplets, and other materials related to the Journey of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill, N.C., and scanned photographs of 1960s civil rights demonstrations collected by Yonni Chapman.

For the most part, original file folder titles have been retained.

Materials relating to the activities, events, and organizations represented here can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

Image Folder PF-5441/1

Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1975 and 1978

Slides of the committee's work in and around Chapel Hill, N.C., and Durham, N.C. The Medical Committee for Human Rights was a national organization of radical health workers with active local groups in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Durham, N.C. Allies of the Workers' Viewpoint Organization, including Yonni Chapman, were active in organizing and working with the Medical Committee for Human Rights.

Image Folder PF-5441/2

African Liberation Day, Washington, D.C., May 1977

Image Folder PF-5441/3

African Liberation Day, Washington, D.C., May 1978

Image Folder PF-5441/4

North Carolina Coalition to Free the Wilmington Ten, spring meeting, 1978

Image Folder PF-5441/5

United League of Mississippi Anti-Klan march, Tupelo, Miss., November 1978

Several sets of slides of Communist Workers Party members from the Chapel Hill, N.C., area who were in attendance at the march.

Image Folder PF-5441/6

African Liberation Support Dinner and Celebration, Dr. Herbert Ushewokunze, Durham, N.C., 1978

Image Folder PF-5441/7

CWP-5 members, 1978

Photographs and slides of the five Communist Workers Party demonstrators who were later killed during the Greensboro Massacre: Caesar Cauce, Sandy Smith, Bill Sampson, Mike Nathan, and Jim Waller.

Image Folder PF-5441/8

North Carolina National Bank picket, 1978

This event was part of a divestment campaign to support Southern African Liberation by pressuring United States financial institutions to divest their holdings in South Africa. The North Carolina National Bank was invested in South African businesses.

Image Folder PF-5441/9

People's Fair, 1978

Slides of an outdoor festival at which various progressive organizations shared educational materials.

Image Folder PF-5441/10

Stop the Test demonstrations, 1978

Image Folder PF-5441/11

Stop the Test, Paul Braxton School march, Siler City, N.C., 1978

Image Folder PF-5441/12

Wilmington Ten demonstrations and North Carolina National Bank, Raleigh, N.C., 1978

Photographs and slides that chiefly document a statewide rally in which many Communist Workers Party members and allies were involved.

Image Folder PF-5441/13

Laurence Miller march, Pittsboro, N.C., 28 April 1979

Image Folder PF-5441/14

African Liberation Day, Washington, D.C., May 1979

Images of Caesar Cauce and Bill Sampson, two of the CWP-5.

Image Folder PF-5441/15

Kayser-Roth workers' strike, Pittsboro, N.C., July 1979

Image Folder PF-5441/16

African Liberation Support Committee conference, Bricks Center, Franklinton, N.C., August 1979

Image Folder PF-5441/17

Chatham County Committee for Human Rights, Anniversary Celebration, 3 November 1979, Windsor

Slides appear to have captured two separate events during the same year.

Image Folder PF-5441/18

North Carolina Memorial Hospital Employees' Forum, Better Parking Lots Campaign, 1979

Image Folder PF-5441/19

Anti-Klan demonstration, Greensboro, N.C., 2 February 1980

Image Folder PF-5441/20

Communist Workers Party CWP-5 postering and spray painting, 1980

Three slides of CWP-5 related posters and grafitti.

Image Folder PF-5441/21

North Carolina Memorial Hospital dietary workers' struggle, 1980

Image Folder PF-5441/22

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill housekeeping workers' rally, Communist Workers Party, Nelson Johnson for governor, Hargraves Center, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1980

Image Folder PF-5441/23

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill housekeeping workers' rally, confronting Claude Swecker, physical plant manager, April 1980

Image Folder PF-5441/24

Sonya Stone tenure struggle, 1980

Image Folder PF-5441/25

Wilson Brothers Coal Company protest, Durham, N.C., 1980

This protest was a reaction to an attack by the owner of the Wilson Brothers Coal Company on an elderly African American woman who had been picking up pieces of coal from the railroad tracks near the company to heat her house.

Digital Folder DF-5441/19

Yonni Chapman with North Carolina Memorial Hospital employees, 1980

Image Folder PF-5441/26

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Black United Front March, 1981

Image Folder PF-5441/27

African Liberation Day, Washington, D.C., May 1982

Image Folder PF-5441/28

Federation for Progress political demonstration against Bush and Cobey, Raleigh, N.C., 1982

Image Folder PF-5441/29

Communist Workers Party and Federation for Progress at an organizational fair, circa 1982

Image Folder PF-5441/30

First annual Rainbow Coalition of Conscience march, banquet, and fashion show, circa 1983-1985

Image Folder PF-5441/31

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, Chapel Hill Post Office, Peace and Justice Plaza, 1984

Image Folder PF-5441/32

End Apartheid in South Africa, Shantytown on Quad, 1986

Image Folder PF-5441/33

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, 1987

Image Folder PF-5441/34

Ku Klux Klan demonstration, Hillsborough, N.C., 1988

Image Folder PF-5441/35

Greensboro Massacre 10th Anniversary images, 1989

Image Folder PF-5441/36

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, 1994

Image Folder PF-5441/37

National Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, support rally for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill housekeeping workers, circa 1994-1995

Image Folder PF-5441/38

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal rally, 1995

Image Folder PF-5441/39

Labor Day Black Public Works Association demonstration, 4 September 1995

Image Folder PF-5441/40

K-Mart Workers demonstration, Greensboro, N.C., December 1995

Image Folder PF-5441/41

Demonstration in support of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill housekeeping workers, 1996

Image Folder PF-5441/42

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, 1996

Image Folder PF-5441/43

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill housekeeping workers vote at Hill Hall reunion, 1996

Image Folder PF-5441/44

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, 1997

Image Folder PF-5441/45

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, 1998

Image Folder PF-5441/46

Free Kwame Cannon demonstration, Raleigh, N.C., 1998

Image Folder PF-5441/47

April 4 Survival Coalition rally, Raleigh, N.C., May 1998

Image Folder PF-5441/48

April 4 Survival Coalition demonstration, 1998

Image Folder PF-5441/49

Rally in support of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill housekeeping workers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Administration Building, May 1998

Image Folder PF-5441/50

Jobs with Justice national conference, Kentucky, 1998

Image Folder PF-5441/51

Freedom Legacy Project "Growth of a Movement" photograph album, fall 1998-spring 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/52

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/53

Students Against Sweatshops demonstration, Chancellor Hooker, February 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/54

Reclaim the Streets demonstration, April 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/55

Internationalist Books celebration at community church, May 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/56

Stop NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia, May 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/57

Demonstration against the World Trade Organization (WTO), partly at Wal-Mart, 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/58

Freedom Legacy Project, Saunders Hall renaming demonstration, 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/59

Stop the Death Penalty, Chapel Hill Post Office, 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/60

Stop World Trade Organization (WTO) demonstration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Business School and in Raleigh, 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/61

Stop Sweatshops campaign, Students for Economic Justice sew-in, 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/62

Students Seeking Historical Truth (SSHT) speak-out, October 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/63

Demonstration to close the School of the Americas, Fort Benning, Ga., November 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/64

Students United for a Responsible Global Environment (SURGE) rally to support unionization of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill workers, United Electrical Workers (UE 150), 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/65

Stop Sweatshops campaign, tobacco art in front of South Building, 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/66

Alliance for Creating Campus Equity and Seeking Social Justice (ACCESS) student rally against proposed tuition hike, 1999

Image Folder PF-5441/67

March for Environmental Justice, quarry and landfill, circa 2000s

Image Folder PF-5441/68

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, 2000

Image Folder PF-5441/69

Carolina Interfaith Task Force for Central America (CITCA) Pilgrimage for Peace and Justice, Raleigh, N.C., May 2000

Image Folder PF-5441/70

"Come to the Table UNC" rally to support University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill housekeeping workers on University Day at Memorial Hall, October 2000

Image Folder PF-5441/71

North Carolina Public Service Workers Union (UE 150) confront University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser, October 2000

Image Folder PF-5441/72

Stop Sweatshops campaign, I'd Rather Be Naked demonstration, 2000

Image Folder PF-5441/73

Students Against Sweatshops demonstration, circa 2000-2001

Image Folder PF-5441/74

Stop the War demonstration, 2001

Image Folder PF-5441/75

Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) march and rally, Building Black and Latino Unity, Raleigh, N.C., November 2001

Image Folder PF-5441/76

Tom Clark and guitar, Greensboro Massacre evidence, 2001

Photographs of Tom Clark and his guitar. Clark was playing his guitar and leading a group in song at the rally site of the Greensboro Massacre when the Klan and Nazi cars arrived. He was wounded and his guitar was damaged and later used as trial evidence.

Image Folder PF-5441/77

Stolen Lives demonstration against police profiling and brutality, Raleigh, N.C., circa 2001

Image Folder PF-5441/78

Last Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award Ceremony, circa 2004

Image Folder PF-5441/79

Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award protest at Hill Alumni Center, circa 2004

Image Folder PF-5441/80

Welcoming the surviving members of the United States Navy Band, Hargraves Center, September 2007

Digital Folder DF-5441/17

Peace and Justice Plaza Freedom Ride marker dedication, 2009

Digital Folder DF-5441/18

Demonstration at Hargraves Center, Chapel Hill, N.C., undated

Digital Folder DF-5441/51

Civil rights and Journey of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill, undated

Arrived at the repository on a data compact disk labeled "Photos: Civil Rights and Journey of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill." Scans of photographs of the Journey of Reconcilation in Chapel Hill, N.C., including images of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Hargraves Center, clippings, pamphlets, and other materials.

Digital Folder DF-5441/52

Civil rights photographs, undated

Arrived at the repository on a data compact disc labeled "Civil Rights Pictures for Kurzman." Scans of photographs from 1960s civil rights demonstrations.

Image Folder PF-5441/81

Slide Presentation: African Liberation Day, May 1977

120 Images

Color 35mm Slides

Includes original notes for slide presentation.

Image Folder PF-5441/82

Slide Presentation: A New Competency Test, 1978

120 Images

Color 35mm Slides

Accession 103412

Includes original notes for slide presentation.

Image Folder PF-5441/83

Event photographs, undated

Accession 103412

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Video of Demonstrations, Meetings, and Events, 1983-2009, and undated.

About 140 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Video material documenting various demonstrations, meetings, speeches, and historical events in which Yonni Chapman was involved. Most videos were filmed and edited by Chapman and chiefly document events in central North Carolina. Materials include VHS cassette tapes, Video8 8mm cassette tapes, Video Hi8 8mm cassette tapes, digital video, and Windows audio. There are also documentaries about the Greensboro Massacre and the 1969 cafeteria workers' strike at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Processing information: For the most part, original video titles have been retained. Descriptions include formats of videotape when known. Materials relating to the activities, events, and organizations represented here can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them. Select videotapes (VT-5441/8, VT-5441/43, VT-5441/55) found in this series document the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Party's 3 November 1979 attack on Communist Workers Party (CWP) demonstrators in Greensboro, N.C. These videotapes, which document the moments leading up to, including and after the shooting, include footage of death and blood.

Videotape VT-5441/1

88 Seconds in Greensboro, Greensboro Civil Rights Fund, January 1983

VHS

See Folder 10 for video log.

Videotape VT-5441/2

Women Behind the Lines, 1960s Lenoir Cafeteria Strike at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 1990: tape 1

Videotape VT-5441/3

Women Behind the Lines, 1960s Lenoir Cafeteria Strike at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 1990: tape 2

Videotape VT-5441/4

Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) conference and demonstration, October 1995

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/5

Martin Luther King Jr. demonstration, Chapel Hill, N.C., January 1996

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/6

People's Music Network Winter Gathering concert at North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C., 21 January 1996: tape 1

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/7

People's Music Network Winter Gathering concert at North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C., 21 January 1996: tape 2

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/8

Greensboro Massacre 18th Anniversary, November 1997

Video8

This videotape contains footage of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Party's 3 November 1979 attack on Communist Workers Party (CWP) demonstrators in Greensboro, N.C. The videotape includes footage of death and blood.

Videotape VT-5441/9

Jobs with Justice (JWJ) Welfare Hearing, Laborvision Channels 10 and 12, 10 December 1997

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/10

Poverty Outlaw, circa 1997

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/11

Martin Luther King Jr. demonstration, January 1998

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/12

Greensboro Massacre 19th Anniversary, Bennett College panel, November 1998

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/13

Greensboro Massacre 19th Anniversary, Bennett College panel, Graveside, Morningside Homes welcome, 1998

VHS

See Folder 14 for video log.

Videotape VT-5441/14

Jobs with Justice (JWJ) demonstration at Wal-Mart, Chapel Hill, N.C.; CLR on Sweatshops at Saint Michael's College, December 1998

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/15

Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition march and church service, Chapel Hill, N.C., January 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/16

Jobs with Justice (JWJ) rally; Students United for a Responsible Global Environment (SURGE) fashion show, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, January 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/17

Jobs with Justice National Conference, Kentucky, February 1999: tape 1

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/18

Jobs with Justice National Conference, Kentucky, February 1999: tape 2

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/19

Jobs with Justice (JWJ) National Conference, Kentucky, part 1, February 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/20

Jobs with Justice (JWJ) National Conference, Kentucky, part 2; Students United for a Responsible Global Environment (SURGE) on Iraq War, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/21

Farmworker Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) demonstration, Chapel Hill, N.C., 18 March 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/22

Farmworker Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) demonstration, Durham, N.C., 18 March 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/23

Students for Economic Justice Anti-Sweatshop demonstration, 16 April 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/24

Kwame Cannon Homecoming, 17 April 1999

Videotape VT-5441/25

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Labor Code Task Force: Sweatshop Issues, 20 April 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/26

Anti-Sweatshop Campaign and Sit-In, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 20 April 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/27

Anti-Sweatshop Campaign Sit-In, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 22 April 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/28

Anti-Sweatshop Victory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 23 April 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/29

Human Rights Watch (HRW) housekeepers panel, April 1999

Video8

Videotape VT-5441/30

Compilation of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sit-in against sweatshops, April 1999

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/31

Saunders Hall Anti-Klan decoration, presentation, and speak-out, October 1999

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/32

Saunders Hall Anti-Klan panel, October 1999

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/33

Saunders Hall Anti-Klan panel and Greensboro: A Requiem, October 1999

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/34

Saunders Hall, 6 October 1999; Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, tape 2, January 2000

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/35

Stop Sweatshops campaign, No Hope Commons, December 1999

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/36

No Hope Commons: World Trade Organization (WTO) protest in Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C., December 1999

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/37

Swearer Award Winners, 1999

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/38

Teamsters Strike Overnight, 1999

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/39

Stop Sweatshop Campaign: Labor Licensing Meeting with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student leaders before sit-in, circa 1999

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/40

"NO SWEAT!" draft video based on No Sweat Sit-In at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, circa 1999

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/41

Greensboro Massacre 20th Anniversary panel, 1999

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/42

Greensboro Massacre 20th Anniversary program at Reverend Nelson Johnson's church, 1999

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/43

"The Guns of November 3rd: The 20th Anniversary of the November 3, 1979 KKK/Nazi Terrorist Attack in Greensboro, NC," 1999

VHS

Documentary created by Jim Walters, a television news reporter who was present at the Greensboro Massacre and continued filming under fire. Walters captured the dramatic footage known as "88 Seconds in Greensboro." This anniversary video was made on Walters's own initiative and was presented to the survivors and friends of the Greensboro Massacre at a 20th anniversary event.

This videotape contains footage of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Party's 3 November 1979 attack on Communist Workers Party (CWP) demonstrators in Greensboro, N.C. The videotape includes footage of death and blood.

Videotape VT-5441/44

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, tape 1, January 2000

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/45

World Trade Organization (WTO) demonstration, Dave Beal, 23 February 2000: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/46

World Trade Organization (WTO) demonstration, Dave Beal, 23 February 2000: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/47

Farmworker Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) rally with North Carolina Trade Union Activists, 24 March 2000; Stop Sweatshop Campaign: Students for Environmental Justice "I'd Rather Be Naked" demonstration, Bill Fletcher, 25 February 2000

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/48

Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board: Minority Achievement Gap Panel, 21 March 2000: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/49

Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board: Minority Achievement Gap Panel, 21 March 2000: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/50

Students United for a Responsible Global Environment (SURGE) National Conference: Michael Parenti; No Sweat demonstration, Sew-In in the Pit, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spring 2000

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/51

Stop Sweatshops Campaign, No Sweat, Durham, N.C., 4 April 2000

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/52

Quarry-Landfill demonstration and county meeting, May 2000

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/53

Quarry-Landfill Hearing, Steve England, May 2000

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/54

Political Clips including Target Protest, Chapel Hill, N.C., 17 June 2000

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/55

Greensboro Massacre materials sent by Yonni Chapman to Tracy Hood for documentary, 19 June 2000

VHS

See Folder 15 for video log and other materials.

This videotape contains footage of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Party's 3 November 1979 attack on Communist Workers Party (CWP) demonstrators in Greensboro, N.C. The videotape includes footage of death and blood.

Videotape VT-5441/56

Greensboro Massacre materials sent by Yonni Chapman to Tracy Hood for documentary, 19 June 2000

8mm Hi8 cassette.

See Folder 15 for video log and other materials.

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/7

Valerie Kaalund class landfill tour: Homeless family at Campus Y, September 2000

DVD

Videotape VT-5441/57

Freedom Legacy Project, Lorie Clark family, Stone Center, September 2000

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/58

Valerie Kaaluud, class on landfill issue and landfill tours, 13 September 2000

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/59

African American history class presentation on the Landfill issues, 4 December 2000

Hi-8

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/1

Lawbreakers: The Greensboro Massacre, History Channel documentary, 2000

DVD

Videotape VT-5441/135

85th Birthday of Womens' International League for Peace and Freedom, circa 2000

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/60

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and program, January 2001: tape 1

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Videotape VT-5441/61

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and program, January 2001: tape 2

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Videotape VT-5441/62

Freedom Legacy Project, Challenging Institutional Racism Panel, April 2001: tape 1

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Videotape VT-5441/63

Freedom Legacy Project, Challenging Institutional Racism Panel, April 2001: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/64

GAP protest, March 2001; Hatefighters protest, 2 April 2001

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/65

Valerie Kaaluud press conference on proposed landfill, 25 April 2001

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Videotape VT-5441/66

Groundbreaking at the Black Cultural Center, 26 April 2001

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Videotape VT-5441/67

First anti-war teach-in, 11 September 2001

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Videotape VT-5441/68

First Anti-war teach-in, Chancellor's address, 11 September 2001

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Videotape VT-5441/69

Horowitz at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2001

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/70

April 4 Convergence: March on Raleigh, N.C., organized by Nelson Johnson, circa 2001

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/71

March for Environmental Justice and Town Council debate on quarry and landfill, circa 2001

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/72

North Carolina Public Service Workers (UE 150) teach-in at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 12 April 2003: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/73

North Carolina Public Service Workers (UE 150) teach-in at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 12 April 2003: tape 2

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Videotape VT-5441/74

North Carolina Public Service Workers (UE 150) demonstration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill General Administration building, 2003

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Videotape VT-5441/75

Nickel and Dimed teach-in, 23 September 2003: tape 1

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Videotape VT-5441/76

Nickel and Dimed teach-in, 23 September 2003: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/77

Nickel and Dimed teach-in at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 23 September 2003

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/78

Rally against the war in Iraq, 2003

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/79

Housekeepers Support Rally; Joy's baby shower, 2003

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/80

Silent Sam Debate, 2003

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/81

Workers' Solidarity Coalition (WSC) Continuing the Dream rally, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 15 January 2004

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/82

Workers' Solidarity Coalition (WSC) Continuing the Dream rally, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 15 January 2004: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/83

Workers' Solidarity Coalition (WSC) Continuing the Dream rally, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 15 January 2004: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/84

Anti-Klan Rally, Raleigh, N.C., February 2004

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/85

Workers' Solidarity Coalition (WSC) Teach-In, 1 March 2004

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/86

Feminist Students United (FSU) teach-in: Costs of Globalization Action and Panel, 17 March 2004: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/87

Feminist Students United (FSU) teach-in: Costs of Globalization Action and Panel, 17 March 2004: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/88

Feminist Students United (FSU) panel, 2004: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/89

Feminist Students United (FSU) panel, 2004: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/90

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard renaming: Public hearing, Chapel Hill, N.C., 19 April 2004

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/91

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard renaming: Public hearing, Chapel Hill, N.C., 19 April 2004

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/92

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: Council hearing, May-June 2004: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/93

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: Council hearing, May-June 2004: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/94

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: Council hearing, May-June 2004: tape 3

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Videotape VT-5441/95

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard: Council hearing, May-June 2004: tape 4

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/96

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard renaming: Panel at Community Church, Chapel Hill, N.C., 18 July 2004

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/97

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grievance panel, 27 August 2004

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/98

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Employee Forum hearing, Wole Soyinka, fall 2004

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/99

African American workers' struggles, "The Peoples' Coalition for Justice Scrapbook 1977" ceremonial scrapbook return, Whitakers, N.C., fall 2004

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/100

African American workers' struggles, Remembering Reconstruction program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 2004: tape 1

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/101

African American workers' struggles, Remembering Reconstruction program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 2004: tape 2

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/102

Remembering Reconstruction seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 2004: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/103

Remembering Reconstruction seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 2004: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/104

Remembering Reconstruction seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 2004: tape 3

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/105

Workers' Rights Board, Chapel Hill, N.C., January 2005

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/106

Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, First Human Rights Award: Elizabeth Brooks, March 2005: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/107

Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, First Human Rights Award: Elizabeth Brooks, March 2005: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/108

Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, First Human Rights Award: Mary Smith, March 2005: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/109

Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, First Human Rights Award: Mary Smith, March 2005: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/110

Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, WBL, 23 March 2005

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/111

Student Action with Workers (SAW) demonstration and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill workers rally, 20 April 2005: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/112

Student Action with Workers (SAW) demonstration and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill workers rally, 20 April 2005: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/113

Free Vel demonstration, Vel Dowdy, Lenoir Dining Hall cashier, April 2005

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/114

Reverend William Barber historic speech, September 2005: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/115

Reverend William Barber historic speech, September 2005: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/116

Reverend William Barber, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Right to Organize, Prophetic Leadership, 4 September 2005

VHS

Dub of VT-5441/114 and VT-0544/115

Videotape VT-5441/117

Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth meeting, Donelle Boose, fall 2005

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/118

Tamara Gibbs WB 22 (WLFL) news video on Bell Award controversy, circa 2005

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/119

WRAL Bell Award interview, circa 2005

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/120

Unveiling the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Virtual Museum, fall 2006: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/121

Unveiling the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Virtual Museum, fall 2006: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/122

Unsung Founders Panel, graduate students critiquing the Unsung Founders Memorial, 4 October 2006: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/123

Unsung Founders Panel, graduate students critiquing the Unsung Founders Memorial, 4 October 2006: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/124

Reverend William Barber, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Race Relations Week, 5 October 2006

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/125

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and rally, January 2007

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/126

Civil rights panel at Wilson Library, 30 January 2007: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/127

Civil rights panel at Wilson Library, 30 January 2007: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/128

1969 Lenoir Cafeteria Strike panel at Stone Center, 13 February 2007: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/129

1969 Lenoir Cafeteria Strike panel at Stone Center, 13 February 2007: tape 2

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/130

B-1 Navy Band Reunion, Hargraves Center, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1 September 2007; landfill, 20 September 2007: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/131

B-1 Navy Band Reunion, Hargraves Center, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1 September 2007; landfill, 20 September 2007: tape 2

Hi-8

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/5

B-1 Band 65th reunion, 1 September 2007

DVD

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/2

Greensboro: Closer to the Truth, documentary, 2007

DVD

Videotape VT-5441/132

Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and program, January 2008

Hi-8

Data Compact Disc DCD-5441/3

Transfer station siting, 10 April 2008

Windows audio.

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/8-11

DVD-5441/8

DVD-5441/9

DVD-5441/10

DVD-5441/11

Freedom Legacy Project: Address by North Carolina NAACP president William Barber, Campus Y, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 30 October 2008

DVD

Four copies.

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/3

UNC Now: Saint Joseph's raw footage, 19 February 2009

DVD

Videotape VT-5441/133

Dedication of historical marker, 1947 Fellowship of Reconciliation Freedom Ride, Chapel Hill, N.C., 28 February 2009: tape 1

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/134

Dedication of historical marker, 1947 Fellowship of Reconciliation Freedom Ride, Chapel Hill, N.C., 28 February 2009: tape 1

Hi-8

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/14

Freedom Riders Reenactment at Hargraves Center, Chapel Hill, N.C., March 2009; Chapel Hill and NAACP honor nine community activists on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, Chapel Hill, N.C., 28 August 2009

DVD

Includes footage of speech by George Houser.

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/6

Curtis Harper at MLK in Chapel Hill, undated

DVD

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/12-13

DVD-5441/12

DVD-5441/13

Freedom Riders raw discs 1 and 2, undated

DVD

Videotape VT-5441/136

Hidden Voices, undated

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/137

Housekeepers' Struggle, Cornell University, N.Y., undated

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/138

Tuition hike struggle: Interview with Sandi, undated

VHS

Videotape VT-5441/139

United Electrical Workers (UE 150) founding convention, undated

Hi-8

Videotape VT-5441/140

Women Behind the Lines, undated

Hi-8

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student-made documentary about the 1969 Lenoir Cafeteria Workers' strike.

Digital Video Disc DVD-5441/4

Women Behind the Lines clips (11 minutes), undated

DVD

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 10. Audio Recordings of Speeches, Meetings, and Events, 1978-2005 and undated.

14 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Audio recordings of speeches, meetings, and events in central North Carolina where Yonni Chapman was involved. All material appears to have been recorded by Chapman.

For the most part, original audio titles have been retained.

Materials relating to the activities, events, and organizations represented here can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

Audiocassette C-5441/65

Dr. Herbert Ushewokunze, Committee for Medical Aid to South Africa meeting, 1978

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/67

Herbert Aptheker on Dubois at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 23 March 1991

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/68

Herbert Aptheker, undated

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/69

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) meeting honoring James Brittain and others, 1994

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/70

Dorrit Geshuri and others speak at Mumia Abu Jamal rally, circa 1995

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/71

Black Public Works Association public hearing, circa 1995: tape 1

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/72

Black Public Works Association public hearing, circa 1995: tape 2

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/73

Steve England, Black Public Workers history, circa 1995

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/74

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Housekeepers Association, 3 October 1996

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/75

Larry Grossberg on Marxism, 9 April 1997

Audiocassette

Yonni Chapman appears to have used this speech in a presentation to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sociology class.

Audiocassette C-5441/76

Freedom Legacy Project interview on institutional racism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Rachel Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Students of Color, circa 1999

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/77

Martha Barbee E-Z Rider Trauma, 25 October 2000

Audiocassette

Audiocassette C-5441/78

Rosa Parks speech, Yonni Chapman, 2005

Audiocassette

Data Compact Disc DCD-5441/1

Winff Freedom Rider interview with Yonni Chapman, 20 February 2009

Data Compact Disc (CD)

Data Compact Disc DCD-5441/2

Freedom Rider: Tape 1, 28 February 2009

Data Compact Disc (CD)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 11. Posters, T-shirts, and Banner, circa 1976-2005.

About 50 items.

Posters, banners, signs, and screen-printed t-shirts designed and used by Yonni Chapman at various demonstrations throughout central North Carolina, including posters advertising the anti-Klan rally that would later be known as the Greensboro Massacre; Greensboro Massacre commemorative and informational posters; African Liberation Day posters; and a variety of other political and social signs, banners and shirts related to the activities of the Black Public Works Association, the Freedom Legacy Project, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Federation for Progress, the Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience, and the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award controversy.

Materials relating to the activities, events, and organizations represented here can be found in other series in this collection. Researchers should check all series to be sure that they have identified all files of interest to them.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5441/1

Death to the Klan march posters, Greensboro, N.C., 3 November 1979

Two posters that advertise the rally that would later be known as the Greensboro Massacre.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5441/2

Printed posters commemorating the CWP-5

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5441/3

Handmade posters related to the Greensboro Massacre and the CWP-5

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5441/4

Communist Workers Party and Workers Viewpoint Organization handmade informational posters

Two posters that were possibly used for instructional purposes regarding the history of the two organizations. The posters chiefly display news clippings and photographs.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5441/5

African Liberation Support Committee and African Liberation Day printed posters, circa 1976-1980

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5441/6

Federation for Progress and Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience handmade posters, 1980s

Five chiefly political posters with topics that include an anti-Bush and Cobey demonstration in Raleigh, N.C., and the Dump Jesse Helms campaign.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5441/7

Political and social demonstration posters, circa 1976-1986

Poster topics include Communist Workers Party-sponsored Jesse Jackson presidential campaign speeches by Nelson Johnson and Phil Thompson; a 1976 National March for Human and Labor Rights in Raleigh, N.C.; a Ronald Reagan presidential inauguration protest; nuclear disarmament; and the Mount Olive Pickles boycott.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5441/8

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-related demonstration posters, circa 1995-2005

Five posters related to the Black Public Works Association, the Freedom Legacy Project, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Bell Award controversy, and anti-sweatshop campaigns.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-5441/9

Posters, 1980s

Accession 103412

Box 27

T-shirts, 1980s

Screen-printed by Yonni Chapman. Included are a Federation for Progress Dump Jesse Helms t-shirt; a Federation for Progress Jobs, Peace, Equality t-shirt; a Jesse Jackson 1984 presidential campaign t-shirt; a First Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday t-shirt, 20 January 1986.

Box 19

Orange County Rainbow Coalition of Conscience banner

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 12. External Hard Drive Files, circa 2004-2005.

1249 items.

Arrangement: Original order has, for the most part, been maintained. Files not in folders were grouped into Digital Folder 36

Chiefly documents and some images relating to Yonni Chapman's social advocacy in Chapel Hill and the surrounding area.

Received at the repository on data compact disk with the label "Political files from hard drive." Yonni Chapman's original folder and file titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Digital Folder DF-5441/26

.FBCLockFolder

Content is unreadable.

Digital Folder DF-5441/27

Anti-racism in Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Digital Folder DF-5441/28

Bell Award, spring 2004

Digital Folder DF-5441/29

Bell moratorium documents

Digital Folder DF-5441/30

Bruce Hartford interview

Digital Folder DF-5441/31

Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth (CHAT), 2005

Digital Folder DF-5441/32

Freedom Legacy

Digital Folder DF-5441/33

Greensboro Justice Fund (GJF)

Digital Folder DF-5441/34

Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commision (GTR)

Digital Folder DF-5441/35

Journey of Reconciliation (JOR) marker

Digital Folder DF-5441/36

Loose papers from external drive political files

Digital Folder DF-5441/37

Love and Revolution

Digital Folder DF-5441/38

Martin Luther King, 2005

Digital Folder DF-5441/39

Martin Luther King Boulevard struggle

Digital Folder DF-5441/40

Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission demonstration, 13 November

Digital Folder DF-5441/41

Old cemetary debate

Digital Folder DF-5441/42

Political commentary

Digital Folder DF-5441/43

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 150.1

Digital Folder DF-5441/44

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) Local 150.2

Digital Folder DF-5441/45

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill workers struggles photographs

Digital Folder DF-5441/46

Victor

Appears to contain drafts and chapters from Chapman's Master's thesis in the History Department at the University of North Carlina at Chapel Hill.

Digital Folder DF-5441/47

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) anti-racism

Digital Folder DF-5441/48

Worker Solidarity Coalition

Digital Folder DF-5441/49

Death threat

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 13. Laptop Files, circa 2008-2009.

794 items.

Arrangement: Original order has, for the most part, been maintained. Files not in folders were grouped into Digital Folder 7

Files from Yonni Chapman's laptop computer primarily relating to social justice organizing and to his illness.

Chapman's original folder and file titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Digital Folder DF-5441/4

3 November: 30th anniversary

Digital Folder DF-5441/5

History Committee Study Group

Digital Folder DF-5441/6

Legacy project, June 2009

Digital Folder DF-5441/7

Loose papers from laptop

Files arrived at repository not associated with an existing folder. Included are Yonni Chapman's notes on a conversation he had with Greensboro Massacre survivor Signe Waller (Signe12.06.2008.doc).

Digital Folder DF-5441/8

Miscellaneous political, 2009

Digital Folder DF-5441/9

Miscellaneous research, 2009

Digital Folder DF-5441/10

Peace and Justice Plaza

Digital Folder DF-5441/11

Personal

Includes a series of emails by Sandi Chapman copied into a Word document informing family and friends about the progress of his disease (Yonni's Folks-email about disease.docx).

Digital Folder DF-5441/12

Political

Digital Folder DF-5441/13

Rebekah Cowell interviews and writing

Digital Folder DF-5441/14

Chapel Hill Sustainability Committee

Digital Folder DF-5441/15

Truth to Power Study Group Library

Digital Folder DF-5441/16

Turning the corner

Includes a short journal kept by Yonni Chapman during the last year of his life (Journal feb-march, 2009.doc).

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 14. Voice Recorder Audio Files, 2009.

48 items.

Arrangement: Original order has been maintained.

Audio files recorded by Yonni Chapman on a digital voice recorder in the year leading up to his death. Recordings are political and personal in nature. There are a group of recordings from September and October 2009 recorded while Chapman was in home hospice care. These contain lenghty sessions with Chapman and several local activists in which they speak about continuing Chapman's political vision after his death. Speakers include Tim Tyson, Nancy McDurmott, Kerry Taylor, Supeinda Keith, Al McSurely, Rebekah Cowell, and Hayumi Higuchi.

Received at the repository on data compact disk. Yonni Chapman's original folder and file titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Digital Folder DF-5441/1

Personal

Includes interviews with Yonni Chapman by Rebekah Cowell, Sandi Chapman, and others; a partial autobiography; children's stories read aloud for his unborn grandchild; and monologues reflecting on his illness.

Digital Folder DF-5441/2

Political

Includes recordings of political planning meetings and conversations about politics.

Digital Folder DF-5441/3

Downloaded after Yonni Chapman's death

Files from September and October 2009 recorded while Chapman was in home hospice care. These contain lenghty sessions with Chapman and several local activists in which they speak about continuing Chapman's political vision after his death. Speakers include Tim Tyson, Nancy McDurmott, Kerry Taylor, Supeinda Keith, Al McSurely, Rebekah Cowell, and Hayumi Higuchi.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 15. Memorial Service, 2009.

5 items.

Audio recordings and a video photograph montage from Yonni Chapman's 2009 memorial service.

Digital Folder DF-5441/50

Memorial service: Audio and video files, 2009

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 16. Personal photographs, 1945-2009.

About 300 items.

Born-digital photographs and scans of photographs of Yonni Chapman with friends and family including portraits of Chapman as a child through adulthood. Also included are photographs of nature scenes taken by Chapman.

Received at the repository on compact disc. Original file titles have been maintained; images were sorted into folders at the repository.

Digital Folder DF-5441/20

Photographs of Yonni Chapman, circa 1947-1980s

Digital Folder DF-5441/21

Photographs of Yonni Chapman, circa 1990s-2009

Digital Folder DF-5441/22

Photographs of Yonni Chapman with family and friends, various dates

Digital Folder DF-5441/23

"Yonni and the 330 crew," circa 2005

Digital Folder DF-5441/24

Yonni Chapman and his dissertation committee, 2006

Digital Folder DF-5441/25

Photographs by Yonni Chapman, various dates

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