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Description
This collection spans Dr. Singletons work and activism with a bulk of the materials from the 1960s and 1970s. It is comprised largely of documents but also includes flyers, correspondence, and publications.
Background
Dr. Robert Singleton studied at the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1960s, earning a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, a Master’s degree in International Economics, and a Ph.D. in Urban and Labor Economics. During his time as a student, Singleton served as president of the school’s chapter of NAACP where he organized sit-ins at stores with discriminatory practices as well as investigating other forms of discrimination on or around campus. Singleton continued his activist work by joining the Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, that initiated the Freedom Rides of 1961. As a result of his participation in the Freedom Rides, Singleton was arrested and sent to Parchman Penitentiary along with his wife Helen Singleton, a fellow Freedom Rider.
Extent
5.0 Linear Feet 11 document boxes
Restrictions
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Availability
Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.