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The Second American Revolution working papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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The Second American Revolution conference took place at Haverford College on February 7, 8, and 9, 1964. Sponsored by the Student Conference Committee of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, it aimed to promote a better understanding of the Civil Rights movement, particuarly the role of a variety of organizations in that movement. The conference featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, and opportunities for attendees to discuss information.

Speakers included James Forman, executive secretary of the Student Nonviolence Co-ordinating Committee; James Kilpatrick, editor of the Richmond (Va.) News-Leader and author of The Case for Segregation; Robert Hill, labor secretary for the NAACP; historian John Hope Franklin; James Farmer from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); Rev. C.T. Vivian of the Southern Christian Leadership Coalition, William Worthy, journalist and ally of Malcom X; and Bill Higgs, a Congressional advisor on Civil Rights legislation. Malcom X had accepted an initial invitation to speak but did not attend.

In preparation for the Second American Revolution conference, students prepared ten study papers on a variety of themes. These included class, economics, government, housing, sociology, non-violence, and voting. Each study paper had a chair(s), committee members, and typists. Each study paper includes research, as well as quotations and citations from published sources.

Organized alphabetically

Processed by Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz, completed November 2020

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Lauryn White and Sarah Horowitz
Finding Aid Date
November, 2020
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Class structure, 1964.
Box 1
Economics, 1964.
Box 1
Government: Federal Legislative and Judiciary, 1964.
Box 1
Government: Federal executive power and the states, 1964.
Box 1
Housing, 1964.
Box 1
Psychology and sociology of prejdice, 1964.
Box 1
Violence, non-violence, and civil disobedience, 1964.
Box 1
Voting, 1964.
Box 1

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