The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Margaret Callender McCulloch papers
Repository: Amistad Research Center
Collection Description (Extant): Margaret McCulloch has had a long career as a teacher, writer, and civil rights worker. Her teaching career has included positions at Penn School, St. Helena Island, South Carolina, and LeMoyne College, Memphis, Tennessee. She was a longtime associate of Charles S. Johnson and Herman Long in the Race Relations Department at Fisk. Among the long list of her published writings, three of the most significant are Fearless Advocate of the Right: The Life of Francis Julius LeMoyne, 1798-1897; Segregation: A Challenge to Democracy; and Integration: Promise-Process-Problems. The papers include correspondence, speeches, an autobiographical sketch, a memoir, poems, notes, announcements, photographs, and collected items. Among the topics treated are McCulloch's career; Francis LeMoyne, whose bequest resulted in the founding of LeMoyne College; Max Gorvie, a Baptist missionary in Sierra Leone; Mary Eliza West, an African American freedwoman; race relations, and desegregation. McCulloch also has given the Center the records of the Opportunity Foundation Corporation, which she founded in 1962 to give scholarship and other aid to racial integration in Memphis.
Margaret McCulloch was a teacher, author, civil rights activist, founder of Opportunity Foundation Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee, and longtime associate of the staff of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries' Race Relations Department in Nashville. She taught at Fisk University and LeMoyne-Owen College, both American Missionary Association institutions. Her papers include correspondence, an autobiography and other writings, photographs, collected printed items, and an oral history.
Collection URL: http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/index.php/the-amistad-event/234-american-missionary-association-missionaries-and-teachers
Interviewees: Margaret Callender McCulloch
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