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Alan McSurely papers

Repository: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wilson Library

Collection Description (Extant): The Alan McSurely Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, photographs, and publications pertaining to Alan McSurely's and Margaret McSurely's work with civil rights and labor organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. Among these groups were the Southern Conference Educational Fund, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (formerly known as the Student National Coordinating Committee), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Included are numerous documents concerning the McSurelys' 1967 arrest for sedition in Kentucky; their 1969 arrest for contempt of Congress; and their legal battles and appeals, which continued until the 1980s. The McSurelys were ultimately freed in both arrests and won a damage suit in 1983 against those who had arrested them. Also included are photocopies of materials relating to Drew Pearson that the McSurelys collected for the relevance to their own legal battles.

Access Copy Note: No restrictions. Open for research.
This collection is also held at North Carolina Central University.

Date(s): 1928-1985

Existing IDs: 04928

Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/m/McSurely,Alan.html External Link

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Congress of Racial Equality
Labor unions
Lawyers
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Genres:

Photographs
Speeches

 

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