Library Involved in Eugene Debs Foundation 56th Annual Banquet and Award

Eugene Debs Foundation 56th Annual Banquet and Award and other activities for this nationally-recognized event on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

The award was presented to the A. Philip Randolph Institute [APRI].

Information on the event is followed by a list of pertinent ISU Library materials.

Schedule for the Day

  • 10:00 am – 12 noon: Walking Tour Labor History Tour of Terre Haute
  • 12 noon: Debs Graveside Ceremony
  • 12 noon – 4pm: Cunningham Memorial Library’s Special Collections open: displays of Debs materials from the Debs Collection; host: Dennis Vetrovec of Special Collections
Dennis Vetrovec, ISU Special Collections, shows off some of the Library’s Debs Collection materials displayed for the occasion in the Cordell Dictionary Room

Debs Collection: https://library.indstate.edu/rbsc/debs/debs-idx.html

  • 2pm – 4pm: APRI Film Screening: “50,000 Black Men Called George” – how Randolph and others worked to organize the porters of the Pullman Rail Company, an effort started in the 1920s and ending

 

 

In the Debs collection is a letter from Randolph to Debs in 1926, just a few months before Debs’ death.

 

 

 

Following the film, Clayola Brown, current president of the APRI and a past recipient of the Debs Award, made remarks and answered questions.

  • 6:00 p.m.: Social Hour and Reception at the Glass Pavilion at Hulman Center
  • 7:00 p.m.: Banquet; Award: A. Philip Randolph Institute. Presented to Clayola Brown, current President of APRI, based in Washington D.C. Several members of the library attended.

https://debsfoundation.org/index.php/2022/08/09/honoring-the-a-philip-randolph-institute/

Historical note:  A. Philip Randolph, one of the foremost spokespersons for black labor,  received the 3rd Debs Award in 1967, just a few years after he organized the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with Bayard Rustin, and two years after these men founded the Institute. Clayola Brown received the 2012 award. Randolph (1889-1979) was a black labor leader and the father of the modern American civil rights movement.

APRI, the senior constituency group of the AFL-CIO: http://www.apri.org/ 125 Chapters, over 35 States {includes Nationwide Youth Chapters; Bayard Rustin LGBTQ Chapters)

Labor Activist Clayola Brown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayola_Brown; https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/clayola-brown-41 https://aflcio.org/press/releases/longtime-labor-activist-named-afl-cio-civil-rights-director

ISU LIBRARY MATERIALS

>>ASA PHILIP RANDOLPH

EBOOKS

Reframing Randolph : labor, black freedom, and the legacies of A. Philip Randolph / edited by Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang. 2015.

Contents: A reintroduction to Asa Philip Randolph / Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang — Researching Randolph: Shifting historiographic perspectives / Joe William Trotter, Jr. — A. Philip Randolph: emerging socialist radical / Eric Arnesen — Keeping his faith: A. Philip Randolph’s working-class religion / Cynthia Taylor — Brotherhood men and singing Slackers: A. Philip Randolph’s rhetoric of music and manhood / Robert Hawkins — “The spirit and strategy of the United Front”: Randolph and the National Negro Congress, 1936-1940 / Erik S. Gellman — Organizing gender: A. Philip Randolph and women activists / Melinda Chateauvert — Beyond A. Philip Randolph: Grassroots protest and the March on Washington Movement / David Lucander — The “Void at the Center of the Story”: The Negro American Labor Council and the long civil rights movement / William P. Jones — No exit: A. Philip Randolph and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis / Jerald Podair.

Winning the war for democracy: the March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946 / David Lucander.

For jobs and freedom: selected speeches and writings of A. Philip Randolph / edited by Andrew E. Kersten and David Lucander.

Philip Randolph and the struggle for civil rights / Cornelius L. Bynum.

Philip Randolph: the religious journey of an African American labor leader / Cynthia Taylor.

PRINT

Keeping the faith : A. Philip Randolph, Milton P. Webster, and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, 1925-37 : with a new preface / William H. Harris. HD6515.R36 H37 1991

Philip Randolph, pioneer of the civil rights movement / Paula F. Pfeffer. E185.97 .R27

When Negroes march; the March on Washington Movement in the organizational politics for FEPC. 1959. E185.61 .G23

Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America  by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; paintings by Brian Pinkney. ISU Children’s Materials 973.0496 Pink

Philip Randolph : integration in the workplace by Sarah Wright ; with an introduction by Andrew Young. ISU Children’s Materials B Rand

Philip Randolph / Sally Hanley. ISU Children’s Materials B Rand

Forward march to freedom : a biography of A. Philip Randolph  by Barbara Kaye Greenleaf ; illustrated by Charles Waterhouse. ISU Children’s Materials B Rand

VIDEO

Portrait in black: A. Philip Randolph produced by Bill Buckley and Tracy Sugarman. 11 minutes. from Black Studies in Video series

Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom / California Newsreel ; produced by Dante J. James ; written by Juan Williams, Dante J. James. Online video; Alexander Street. 87 minutes

Philip Randolph : introducing Martin Luther King at Lincoln Memorial (incomplete) produced by Educational Video Group.. 3 minutes

Philip Randolph : For Jobs and Freedom / California Newsreel. 1996. Contents: A. Phillip Randolph (2:00); Randolph’s Early Life (4:54); Randolph in Harlem (6:44); Randolph During World War I (3:50); Randolph After the War (3:46); Pullman Porters (5:14); Randolph and the Porters (6:32); The Labor Movement (3:37); Randolph During the Depression (6:01); Randolph and FDR (6:53); Randolph and Wartime Jobs (3:02); Randolph and an Integrated Military (5:51); Randolph and the AFL-CIO (6:21); Civil Rights Movement (6:09); Planning the March on Washington (4:35); The March on Washington (8:24)

PULLMAN PORTERS AND LABOR AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Pullman porters and the rise of protest politics in Black America, 1925-1945 / Beth Tompkins Bates. HD8039.R362 U63 2001 and ebook

The Defender : how the legendary Black newspaper changed America : from the age of the Pullman porters to the age of Obama / Ethan Michaeli. PN4899.C395 D55 2016

I, too, am America / Langston Hughes ; illustrated by Bryan Collier. Reprinted from: The collected poems of Langston Hughes. Copyright 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes ?? NO CALL NUMBER

Marching together : women of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters / Melinda Chateauvert.    HD 6515 .R362 B763 1998

Those Pullman blues : an oral history of the African American railroad attendant / David D. Perata. HD 8039 .R36 P47 1996

A long hard journey : the story of the pullman porter / by Patricia and Frederick McKissack. ISU Children’s Materials  331.88 McKi

Miles of smiles, years of struggle : the untold story of the Black Pullman porter / Columbia Historical Society in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Folklore Programs ; produced and directed by Jack Santino and Paul Wagner. e-video 60 minutes.

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, its origin and development, by Brailsford R. Brazeal. Foreword by Leo Wolman. 1946. HD6515 .R36B83

No crystal stair : Black life and the Messenger, 1917-1928 / Theodore Kornweibel, Jr. 1975. E185.5 .M582 K67

October 19: Ukraine expert Dr. Barbara Skinner presents: Is Ukraine a Nation? Identity, Nationalism, Imperialism, and the War in Ukraine

The Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, Department of History, and Cunningham Memorial Library invite everyone to attend this important event.

Wednesday, October 19, 1pm

Library Events Area [1st floor]

Presentation: Is Ukraine a Nation?

Dr. Skinner’s expertise in Russia and Ukraine extends through her degrees:

  • Ph.D. – Russian and East European History, Georgetown University – 2001
  • M.A. – Russian Area Studies, Georgetown University – 1993
  • B.A. – Russian and East European Studies, Yale University – 1985

Her publications include:

Skinner, B. (2005). Borderlands of Faith: Reconsidering the Origins of a Ukrainian Tragedy. Slavic Review64(1), 88–116. https://doi.org/10.2307/3650068

Skinner, B. (2009). The Western front of the Eastern church: Uniate and Orthodox conflict in 18th-century Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. Northern Illinois Univ. Press.

2020 Paralympics: children’s books

The 2020 Paralympics are taking place August 24 – September 5, 2021.

The library has several books being processed for our Children’s collection on the Lower Level. All are for grades K-3.

796.045 Derr  – 48 pages: An overview of the Paralympic Games featuring sports played by Individuals and teams of athletes competing against each other … Like the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games showcase super strength and skills, stamina and endurance both individually and through teamwork. Covers summer and winter Paralympic Games.

 

796.045 Bowe  32 pages. A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic athletics, cycling, archery, and triathlon events. Includes descriptions of each of these men’s and women’s individual sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q & A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, further resources, and index. Para athletics — Cycling — Archery — Triathlon

 

796.045 Bowe  32 pages. A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic swimming, canoe, and rowing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men’s and women’s water sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, further resources, and index. Para swimming — Rowing — Canoe

 

796.045 Bowe  32 pages. A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic basketball, tennis, rugby, and fencing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men’s and women’s wheelchair sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, further resources, and index. Wheelchair basketball — Wheelchair tennis — Wheelchair rugby — Wheelchair fencing

Women’s History Month Colloquium 2021: A virtual memory book

Cunningham Memorial Library’s Events Area is usually the venue for the annual Women’s History Month Colloquium (from Gender Studies and other sponsors)  and the Library shares photos of those events. With this year’s virtual Colloquium, Marsha Miller, Research and Instruction Librarian and member of the Library’s Marketing team, was able to attend all but one of the events and did screen-grabs to represent and record the event for posterity. Those, along with some of the graphic announcements, are shared here. Don’t forget to check out the 4 blog entries on Women and American Health Policy.

Debra Israel [l]; Katrina Babb [l]

 

Allison Duerk [l]; Lisa Phillips [r]
Kate Metzel Debs Photo on Display in the House

note: Dalton Veach did not present

Upper: Corey Vail; Katrina Babb
Lower: Ruth Fairbanks; John McGlone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Ruth Fairbanks’ computer gave up, she socially distanced with her next door office neighbor, Amanda Lubold {top image}

Via Zoom chat, Marsha Miller contributed the titles of books related to the film and the discussion, available in the ISU Library:

  • e-book: The technology of orgasm : “hysteria,” the vibrator, and women’s sexual satisfaction [1999]
  • A natural history of sex : the ecology and evolution of mating behavior – print QL761 .F67 2001
  • ebook: Regulating desire : from the virtuous maiden to the purity princess
  • Browsing Collection (1st Floor) Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America’s origins to the twenty-first century
  • ebook: Sexuality and slavery: reclaiming intimate histories in the Americas
  • ebook: Sexual intimacy for women : a guide for same-sex couples
  • The joy of gay sex HQ76 .S533 2006
  • available at Vigo County Public Library: The clitoral truth : about pleasure, orgasm, female ejaculation, the G-spot, and masturbation