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Rev. Albert B. Cleage, Jr. speech

Repository: Kalamazoo College. Archives

Collection Description (Extant): The March 1, 1968 Kalamazoo College student newspaper, The Index, advertised the event as follows: "Rev. Albert B. Cleage, Jr., pastor of The Central United Church of Christ (also known as the Shrine of the Black Madonna) and founder of the Black Christian Nationalist Movement, will speak at the student senate chapel at 10 a.m. Monday morning. His topic will be "Black People in the United States" in what promises to be one of the most exciting speeches of the quarter. Rev. Cleage is a chairman of the Citywide Citizens Action Committee, the Federation for Self-Determination, and the Inner City Organizing Committee. The organizations work to systematically mobilize, organize, and educate the Detroit black community."

Access Copy Note: Researchers may access collection materials at the repository by appointment.

Date(s): 1968-03-04

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: W18-2066

Extent: 1 sound disc (CD) digital; 4 3/4 in.

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Articles about Rev. Cleage's speech are in Kalamazoo College's student newspaper The Index. "Black Power from White Perspectives" by Leon Raikes, Dave Harrison, and David Leitch in The Index, March 8, 1968, p.3 and "Freshman Describes Black Consciousness" by Clyde Solomon in The Index, March 15, 1968, p. 6. Available online at:

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American churches--Michigan
African American clergy--Michigan
African Americans--Civil rights--Michigan
Black nationalism


Sound recordings


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