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Guide to the Charlie J. Black papers MSS.0167

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-05-15T14:55-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012; May 2013
Collection Title:

Charlie J. Black papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0167

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (photocopy)

Dates:

1985-1987

Abstract:

Photocopy of Black’s autobiography, “After The Fact: 20/20 Hindsight,” which covers Black’s youth in Beatrice, Monroe County, Alabama, his upbringing, education, teaching career, and political life in Washington. Also, some correspondence and newspaper articles by Black.

creator

Black, Charlie J.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a typescript copy of Black’s autobiography, “After The Fact: 20/20 Hindsight,” copyrighted 1985-86. It covers Black’s youth in Beatrice, Monroe County, Alabama, his upbringing, education, teaching career, and political life in Washington. It was subsequently published in 1987 by the Washington Provider. The collection also contains several clippings of Black’s column “Upward Mobility,” from the Washington New Observer, some correspondence, a resume, and an outline for the autobiography.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Charlie J. Black, 1986

Biographical/Historical note

Charlie J. Black is an African-American Alabama native, educator and political activist in the Washington, DC area.

Processing Information:

Processed by

S.M. Braden, 2009; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Black, Charlie J. (local)

African Americans (localbroad)

African Americans--Alabama (lcsh)

Biography (lcsh)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Correspondence (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Education (localbroad)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Manuscripts for publication (aat)

Monroe County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Autobiography Box SC0087 Folder 167.01

Correspondence and newspaper clippings Box SC0087 Folder 167.02