J. R. Casimir papers


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J. R. Casimir papers

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The papers consist of correspondence, legal documents and printed matter relating to Casimir's writing and deal with social and political issues affecting the island of Dominica, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), and the black nationalist movement worldwide, during the 1920s and 1930s. Significant correspondents include: Marcus Garvey, founder of the UNIA; Casely Hayford, Gold Coast (Ghana) editor and author of "Ethiopia Unbound;" Malaku Bayen, of the Ethiopian World Federation; Sylvia Pankhurst, editor of the "New Times" and "Ethiopia News;" John E. Bruce, African-American journalist; Monroe Work, editor of the "Negro Year Book;" Langston Hughes, W. E. B. Du Bois, Roy Wilkins, and other staff of "Crisis" magazine; Thomas L. G. Oxley, editor of "The Poets' Journal"; Victor L. Gray of the "Chicago Bee" and Cyril V. Briggs, founder of the African Blood Brotherhood. 



6 linear feet


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Sc MG 110

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