Papers of Julius Hobson, 1960-1977

Papers of Julius Hobson, 1960-1977

Finding Aid

Collection No.  1
D.C. Community Archives


Tina Hobson donated The Papers of Julius Hobson to the Library in 1989 on behalf of the Hobson family.

Biographical Information

Julius W. Hobson (1922‑77) was a civil rights leader whose political career grew out of his grassroots activism in D.C., beginning in the 1950s. In the District, he worked for equity in public school funding and fair rental housing, opposed D.C. freeways and police brutality, and was a key founder of the D.C. Statehood Party. 

In the national political arena, Hobson was a leader in major civil rights organizations, an early advocate of black power, and the Vice Presidential candidate on the People’s Party ticket with Dr. Benjamin Spock in 1972. Hobson was often described as a “gadfly” for change because, during his almost 25 years of political activism, he had a tireless commitment to fight battles on many fronts in order to bring about racial equality, peace, and social change.

Julius Hobson was born in Birmingham, Ala., on May 29, 1922; his own father died when he was very young. His stepfather owned a drugstore and a dry cleaning busi­ness and his mother was a teacher and, later, an elementary school principal. 

After graduation from high school, Hobson attended Tusgekee until World War II interrupted college. Hobson served as an artillery spotter pilot in the Army during the war and was awarded three bronze stars and other medals for his 35 flying missions in Europe. 

After the war, he earned an engineering degree from Tuskegee Institute and then a Master’s in economics from Howard University.  At Howard, Hobson studied with some leading socialist think­ers whose radical perspectives influenced his own analyses of political and social issues.

After college, Hobson worked first at the Library of Congress as an economic researcher and later as a social science statistical analyst with the Social Security Administration. Hobson married his first wife, Carol Smith, in 1947 and two children were born of this union, Julius Jr., and Jean. In 1969, Hobson married his second wife, Tina C. Lower.
Julius Hobson’s serious commitment to civil rights and educational equity began in earnest in the early 1950s. Not long after grad­uation from Howard and as a young parent, Hobson took an interest in efforts to desegregate schools in the District in the wake of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. He was PTA President at both Slowe Elementary (1953), a segregated black school, and later at the newly desegregated Woodbridge Elementary School. 

Gradually, Hobson took larger leadership roles in ­the community, including President of the Woodridge Civic Association (1956‑1958) and Vice President of the citywide Federation of Civic Associations (1955‑1957). As a member of the Federation, Hobson became chairman of the Institute on Employment, which was sponsored by the Federation as well as the Urban League and Howard's School of Social Work.

In 1958, he became a member of the NAACP's Executive Committee and the chairman of the Committee on Employment and Education. In 1959, Hobson co-authored Civil Rights in the Nation's capital Report on a Decade of Progress and prepared a chapter in the The Employment and Utilization of Negro Manpower in the District of Columbia's Government and Private Enterprise. In the same year, Hobson was part of a study group whose efforts led to the establishment of the Human Relations Council. 

Clearly, by the close of the 1950s, Hobson was a civil rights power in the city of Washington. In 1961, leaders at the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) selected Hobson as chair of the local chapter of CORE. Within a couple of years, he became CORE’s regional director. In CORE, Hobson led campaigns of roving and unpredictable picketing at local D.C. establishments to protest job discrimination among D.C. employers, especially in the downtown area. Hobson organized almost 800 picket lines at retail stores from 1960‑64, which resulted in 5,000 new jobs for blacks, many in non‑traditional positions. 

In 1963, Hobson led a major campaign for open housing in D.C., which resulted in 500 people demonstrating at the District Building. Eventually, District lawmakers outlawed segregated rental housing. While at CORE, he also brought greater attention to the issue of home rule by filing a lawsuit in federal court to gain home rule. As part of his national work for CORE, Hobson trained civil rights activists in nonviolent techniques for participation in the 1961 Freedom Rides in the Deep South and headed a contingent of marshals at the historic March on Washington in August 1963.
CORE expelled Hobson in mid-1964 ­due to what they believed were his increasingly militant stands. After leaving CORE, Hobson founded the Associated Community Teams (ACT), a militant national organization. ACT's most promin­ent member was Adam Clayton Powell, chair of the House of Repre­sentatives' Education and Labor Committee. Other prominent leaders of ACT include Gloria Richardson, a fiery civil rights leader from Cambridge, Md.; Jesse Gray, rent strike leader in Harlem; and Lawrence Landry of Chicago.  

ACT took the position that black goals and aspirations were being compromised by white involvement in the civil rights movement through white financial support and decision-making. ACT was on the cutting edge of what became known ­as the Black Power movement. It sought to disrupt the status quo through militant acts of protest. 

During his involvement with ACT, Hobson began referring to himself as the "spiritual father" of Stokely Carmichael, a key spokesperson for the Black Power movement at the time.  Although not entirely in agreement with the black power movement’s philosophy and tactics, Hobson continued an association with the movement throughout his life.
In 1966, with William Kuntsler as his attorney, Hobson brought a lawsuit against Carl Hansen, the superintendent of D.C. schools, and other school officials to receive educational equality ­for black and poor students in District schools. The lawsuit was the culmination of several years of statisti­cal research conducted by Hobson to support a claim of educational inequality in D.C. schools. The landmark Hobson v. Hansen case, decided ­by Judge J. Skelly Wright in July 1967, mandated equity in school funding for blacks and changes to a system, which tracked black children in separate classrooms. As a result of the case, Hobson became recognized as an expert on educational equity.
In 1968, Hobson ran for his first elected office, a seat on the District's Board of Education, and won. Hobson served on the Board of Education for just one year after losing his reelection bid in 1969. After his election defeat, Hobson founded WIQE with his wife Tina.  The Hobsons organized WIQE in response to the May 1968 riots and dedicated its work to attaining implementation of Hobson v. Hansen. Hobson continued to push for the full implementation of Hobson v. Hansen throughout his life.
While Hobson had a very militant profile in civil rights, he worked for world peace and opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He was active in the anti-war movement and took part in most of the major anti-war demonstrations, many of which were held in the District. Because of his anti-war activities, in 1972, Benjamin Spock asked Hobson to run as his vice presidential running mate on the People's Party slate.
Hobson was a key early founder of the D.C. Statehood Party. The D.C. Statehood Movement had its roots in the early 1970s, when a small core of statehood supporters convinced Hobson to run for non-voting delegate to Congress in the 1971 election. Walter Fauntroy defeated Hobson, but a viable new third party in D.C. was founded.
In 1974, Hobson was elected councilman‑at-large on the Statehood Party ticket in the first city council election in the District in over a century. As a councilman, Hobson continued to push for local educational reform, especially while serving as chair of the Educational and Youth Affairs Committee, as well as an end to all forms of racial discrimination in the District.

Hobson died in office on March 23, 1977.
Sources: The Nation, December 4, 1977; The Washington Post, March 27, 1977;
Martina Pinkney Matthews, “The Politics of Julius W. Hobson, Sr.,”  Ph.D dissertation,
Ohio State University;  An Evening to Honor Julius Hobson, 1972;  William Raspberry, Julius Hobson: A Goad for Change

Scope and Content Note

The papers primarily document Julius Hobson’s activist and political activities from the early 1960s until his death in 1977.  Included are materials from civil rights organizations that he headed, was involved, or helped found. In particular, the collection contains correspondence, internal memoranda, meeting minutes, financial information, newsletters, membership lists, press releases, clippings, and by laws regarding the D.C. Chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Associated Community Teams (ACT), the Washington Institute for Quality Education, the D.C. Statehood Party, and the Black United Front. 

Records that document Hobson’s political career as an elected member of the D.C. School Board and D.C. City Council as well as his run as the vice-presidential candidate in 1972 on the Peace Party ticket with Presidential candidate Benjamin Spock are in the collection. Much of the collection contains court documents and background for litigation in which Hobson was a litigant or involved, including the Hobson v. Hansen, Hobson v. Hampton, Hobson v. Wilson, and a challenge to WMAL’s FCC’s re-licensing in 1969.

Of particular significance, the collection contains correspondence and documents produced from Hobson’s efforts to obtain information under the Freedom of Information Act from the FBI, the CIA, and other government agencies about their suspected surveillance of him as a civil rights activist. In addition, it also contains personal letters, taped interviews, interview transcripts, photographs, academic course outlines, political and personal memorabilia, printed materials, awards, sympathy cards, memorials, and numerous clippings.   

Major topics covered include racial inequality in D.C. schools, D.C. fair housing laws, federal job discrimination, D.C. statehood movement, D.C. home rule, D.C. politics, civil rights in the 1960s, the Black Power movement, and the anti-Vietnam War movement. The collection is divided into 21 series as follows:
Series 1: 
Series 2: 
Series 3: 
Hobson v. Hansen  
Series 4: 
Board of Education
Series 5: 
Series 6: 
Federal Job Discrimination
Series 7: 
Statehood Party/ Home Rule 
Series 8: 
Fair Housing/ Transportation
Series 9:
Media Fairness Campaign    
Series 10: 
Peoples Party & Peace
Series 11: 
City Council Correspondence
Series 12: 
Topical Files
Series 13: 
FOIA Request
Series 14: 
Hobson v. Wilson
Series 15:
University Teacher
Series 16: 
Series 17: Manuscripts and Interviews Series 18: 
Series 19: 
Series 20: 
Printed Materials
Series 21:
Photographs and Oversized Materials

Series Descriptions

Series 1: CORE, 1961-1964 (1 linear ft.) 

The series documents Hobson’s work in CORE in the early 1960s. It contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, financial information, bulletins, CORE’s constitution, and membership lists. It also contains information about the controversy over Hobson’s expulsion from CORE, and campaigns against police brutality, employment discrimination, and inequality in D.C. Public Schools.

Series 2: Associated Community Teams (ACT), 1964-1969 (1 linear ft.)  

The series primarily covers Hobson’s work as Chairman of ACT in the early 1960s. It includes correspondence, newsletters, editorials, press releases, and internal memoranda regarding ACT’s protests against police brutality and pupil tracking practices in D.C. The series also documents Hobson’s involvement with the Black United Front (BU) and his rising support of Black Power in the mid-1960s.

Included are BU’s minute meetings, a typewritten list of the names and circumstances surrounding Black Panthers killed in Watts, and resolutions from the “National Conference on Black Power” in 1968. Significant names mentioned include Stokely Carmichael (Chair of the Black United Front), Elijah Muhammed, Adam Clayton Powell, H. Rap Brown, Chuck Stone, Sterling Tucker and David Eaton. 

Series 3: Hobson v. Hansen, 1965-1977 (3 linear ft.)  

The series primarily contains court documents in the Hobson v. Hansen case, originally filed in 1966, which challenged pupil tracking and expenditure inequities in D.C. Public Schools. Significant persons mentioned include attorney William Kunstler, plaintiffs’ attorney, and Judge Skelly Wright, who ordered the D.C. school system to end de facto segregation in 1967. Court papers include court decisions, exhibits, depositions, interrogatories, and various motions in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. The series also contains statistics gathered by Hobson to support the litigation, correspondence among parties involved in the case, reports, clippings, newsletters, and press releases.

Series 4:  Board of Education, 1963-1971 (2.5 linear ft.)  

The series includes correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, clippings, reports, proposals, and press releases which document Hobson’s tenure on the D.C. Board of Education and his general interest in education.

Series 5:  Washington Institute for Quality Education (WIQE), 1968-1972 (2 linear ft.)  

The series contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, membership lists, an organizational manual, bylaws, and financial records of the WIQE. It also contains various publications of the Institute, including The Damned Children, published in 1970, that provided extensive quantitative data and tables about the education of poor and black children in D.C. Public Schools.

Series 6:  Federal Job Discrimination, 1963-1978 (3.5 linear ft.)

The series documents Hobson’s efforts to end federal job discrimination through the courts in the Hobson v. Hampton case and through Congress. It consists mostly of correspondence to Hobson from a number of federal employees who experienced job discrimination and offered their general support and/or to act as plaintiffs in lawsuits.

It also includes correspondence and court pleadings from many supportive organizations such as labor unions, the NAACP, and lawyers handling federal job discrimination cases. Employee files and correspondence among officials at the U.S. Civil Service Commission, other federal agency staff, Congress, and employee complainants provide excellent documentation on instances of job discrimination. 

Of particular significance are letters, individual petitions to Congress, congressional testimony, and legislation relating to hearings on federal job discrimination brought by Congressmen William Ryan and Charles Diggs in 1970. Also of significance are background for, and a copy of, Hobson’s article Uncle Sam is a Bigot, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1968.      .   

Series 7:  Statehood Party/Home Rule, 1970-1976 (1 linear ft.)

The series contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, court documents and clippings that document Hobson’s involvement in the founding of the Statehood Party and efforts to bring home rule to the District. In particular, it contains pleadings filed by Hobson and other members of the Statehood Party challenging the constitutionality of D.C. elections laws as well as the Hobson v. Tobriner case filed in 1966 challenging the constitutionality of the commissioner-form of government. It also includes speeches, flyers, press releases, clippings, legislation and legal research supporting both home rule and statehood in the District.

Series 8:  Fair Housing/Transportation Campaigns, 1965-1972 (.5 linear ft.)

The series documents efforts by Hobson and other civil rights leaders to end racial discrimination in the provision of housing and transportation services for District residents IT covers his efforts while at CORE to organize a bus boycott and to picket and lobby for a fair housing law. It includes press releases, political flyers, court documents, correspondence, and clippings.

Series 9: Media Fairness Campaign, 1969-1972 (.5 linear ft.)  

The series includes correspondence, a community media survey, reports, and court/FCC filings, which opposed the renewal of WMAL-TV’s FCC license in 1969. The leading plaintiff Chuck Stone and others complained that WMAL, owned by the Evening Star Broadcasting Company, did not serve the public interest because the station did not adequately address the needs of the African-American community.

Series 10:  Peoples Party/Peace and Anti-War Movement, 1967-1973 (.5 linear ft.)  

The series contains correspondence among Hobson and individuals and organizations involved with the movement to stop to the Viet Nam War. It also contains clippings, a campaign bumper sticker, press releases, flyers, correspondence, campaign literature, congressional testimony, government documents, and party platforms in connection with the Peace Party’s 1972 Presidential campaign and efforts to stop the War.

In 1972, Julius Hobson agreed to run as the vice presidential candidate on the ticket with presidential candidate Dr. Benjamin Spock.  Of particular significance, is correspondence among Hobson, activists at the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, and members of the Black United Front, a D.C.-based Black Power organization, regarding the Committee’s efforts to coordinate plans for anti-war demonstrations in Washington in the fall of 1969. Correspondents include Benjamin Spock, the Reverend Doug Moore (Chair of the Black United Front), Dave Dellinger and Stewart Meacham (National Co-Chair of the Committee to End the War).

Series 11:  City Council Correspondence, 1974-1977 (3.75 linear ft.)

The series consists of correspondence from Hobson’s years as a City Council member and documents his work on the Council.  The majority of the correspondence is arranged alphabetically by topic or name of correspondent. Thereafter, the remaining correspondence is arranged chronologically. Important correspondents include Congressman Ronald Dellums, Congressman Charles Diggs, Delegate Walter Fauntroy, and Mayor Walter Washington.

Series 12:  Topical Files, 1973-1977 (2 linear ft.)

The series consists of a variety of topical files from Hobson’s years on the City Council. It includes correspondence, a council calendar (1975-76), constituent service records, legislation, and weekly reports of the Committee on Education, Recreation and Youth Affairs (1976-77). Topics covered include the Returnable Beverage Law, police surveillance, the Committee on Education, and contributors to his campaigns.

Series 13:  Freedom of Information Privacy Act Request, 1969-1970; 1976-1977 (.50 linear ft.)  

The series documents Hobson’s efforts to obtain information under the Freedom of Information Act from the FBI, CIA, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and other federal agencies. Hobson sought information under the Freedom of Information Act to discover whether and to what extent investigative agencies conducted surveillance of his activities as a civil rights and peace activist. Hobson’s FOIA requests, correspondence, and the actual documents and reports produced in connection with the requests are found in the series. (See also Series 18: Biography for additional FOI files).

Series 14: Hobson v. Wilson, 1969-1983 (3.75 linear ft.). 

The series contains correspondence, clippings, court transcripts, exhibits, and court pleadings in connection with the Hobson v. Wilson case. The case was brought by the ACLU to seek damages for individuals who claimed that their civil rights were violated by illegal police and FBI surveillance in the 1960s.

Series 15:  University Teacher, 1968-1975 (2 linear ft.). 

The series contains correspondence, course outlines, roll books, and student papers from the course “Social Problems and the Law” which Hobson taught at American University and the Antioch Law School. Student papers are restricted.

Series 16: Personal, 1957-1977  (2.50 linear ft.).  

The series contains personal awards, memorabilia, and materials regarding Hobson’s illness and death. The series is further divided into three subseries as follows:

Series 17:  Manuscripts and Interviews, 1970-1974 (.75 linear ft.).  

The series includes interviews Hobson conducted with the media and certain individuals. In particular, it contains a videotape and typed transcript of an interview conducted by Marilyn Robinson for a News Channel 4 broadcast titled “Renew America: Hobson the Great Gadfly.” Also included is a transcript of an interview with David Eaton in 1974, a transcript of an interview for Washington Round Table, and a manuscript for the book Black Pride Hobson co-authored with Janet Harris.

Series 18:  Biography, 1961-1970 (3 linear ft). 

Most of the subjects in this series are repeated in other series.  The items are arranged under issues and organizations important in Hobson’s life and appear to have been gathered for general biographical information. Topics include bankruptcy protection for the poor, equal employment opportunity, D.C. desegregation, the D.C. School Board, bus rate hikes, peace, D.C. police, the D.C. freeway fight, CORE, and ACT. Items include D.C. school board charts, clippings, personal letters, interview transcripts, printed publications, reports, and documents produced from Hobson’s FOI requests to the FBI (see also Series 13 for other FOI files). 

Series 19:  Clippings, 1957-1982 (1.75 linear ft.). 

The series contains clippings about Hobson’s activities and issues of concern to him.  It also contains a handwritten log of clippings.  The clippings are arranged chronologically.

Series 20: Printed Materials, 1922-1976 (18 linear ft.) 

The series contains printed materials, including scholarly and popular journals, court opininons, published books, reprints, and government documents Hobson obtained throughout his life. The series is further divided into subseries by type of publication as follows:
  • Subseries 1: Periodicals, 1959-1973 (2.5 linear ft.). Contains periodicals arranged by title. Significant items include a 1971 edition of Freedom Ways with selections from Paul Robeson’s speeches; 1972-73 editions of Grass Roots, the newspaper of the People’s Party; a 1969 article by Hobson on bankruptcy in Government Worker News; and a 1972 edition of Women’s Strike for Peace Memo.  Periodicals are arranged by title.  
  • Subseries 2: Reports, 1961-1970, 1984 (4 linear ft.). Contains reports from government agencies, non-profits, and individuals.  Items are arranged first topically, then by author or title under the subject. The main topics under which reports are arranged include civil rights, the District of Columbia, education, job discrimination, and poverty. There are a number of reports by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Congress leading up to and after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and on the issue of school desegregation.
  • Subseries 3: Court Papers, 1967-1970 (.50 linear ft.). Contains primarily court pleadings and decisions in the Hobson v. Hansen and Hobson v. Wilson cases. It also contains some school desegregation cases in other jurisdictions.
  • Subseries 4: Reprints, 1946-1969 (.50 linear ft.). Contains reprints on the subjects of race relations, the black power movement, the civil rights movement, and education. Articles by Saul Alinsky, Franklin Frazier, and August Meier appear in the subseries.
  • Subseries 5: Books, 1922-1976 (10.5 linear ft.). Contains published fiction and non-fiction books and a few texts of poetry.  Recurring topics include Marxist politics, the African diaspora, race relations, the civil rights movement, and African-American history and literature. It also contains a number of children’s books, which appear to have been used as exhibits in a school desegregation case. A sample of authors include Eldridge Cleaver, W.E.B. DuBois, Alex Haley, Dick Gregory, C. Vann Woodward, Karl Marx, Robert Service, Kwame Nkrumah, Charles Osgood, Elijah Muhammed, Langston Hughes, John Hines, H. Rap Brown, Lewis Carroll, Che Guevera, and Joseph and Stewart Alsop. Some books are autographed either by the author, giver, or Hobson. Author or title arranges the books (when no author is given).   

Series 21:  Photographs and oversized items, ca. 1965-1977 (approx. 4 linear ft.). 

This series contains photographs of Hobson in groups at political and social events or single portraits of him.  Most of the photographs are oversized mounted enlargements but also included are standard-sized prints, snapshots, and negatives.  A few oversized items such as certificates, awards, and medical x-rays and included in this series.

Box Inventory

Series 1: CORE

Box 1

  • Correspondence (3 folders), 1961-64
  • Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1964-65
  • Memoranda, 1962-64
  • Minutes, 1963-64
  • Conventions, 1963-64

Box 2

  • Financial Receipts, 1964
  • Constitution, 1964
  • Membership Lists, 1964
  • Bulletins (Benjamin Franklin University, 1963
  • Miscellaneous Papers (2 folders), 1962-64
  • Printed material

Series 2: Association of Community Teams (ACT)

Box 3

  • Correspondence (6 folders), 1964-1969
  • Media Editorials, 1965-66 
  • Miscellaneous Papers, 1965-1971

Box 4

  • Black Power, 1965-66
  • Police, 1960-68
  • Hobson Testimony and interviews, 1965-67
  • Brief Analysis of Nixon Crime Bill, 1969
  • Memoranda, 1964-67
  • Minutes, 1965-66
  • Newsletters, N.D.
  • Black United Front, 1968-69
  • Commission on Negro History and Culture Testimony, 1968

Box 5

  • Bankruptcy: “Debtor’s Remedies Manual,” ca. 1967
  • ---- “Freedom From Debt Through Bankruptcy,” 1965-68
  • -----, miscellaneous, 1964-68

Series 3:  Hobson v. Hanson

Box 6

  • Correspondence (3 folders), 1970-77 

Box 7

  • Correspondence (4 folders), 1966-69

Box 8

  • Court Documents (4 folders), 1970

Box 9

  • Court Documents (6 folders), 1970 

Box 10

  • Plaintiff Exhibits, 1964-66
  • Appellate, 1967
  • Hansen Appeal, 1967-68
  • Three Judge Court Appeal, 1967-68
  • Court of Appeal file, 1966-68
  • Motion to Intervene Court of Appeals, 1962-68
  • Hobson v. Hansen, Interrogatories and Oral Depositions, 1965-66
  • DC Library School Resources

Box 11

  • Statistical Information (3 folders), 1962-74 

Box 12

  • Episcopal Church Grant, 1967
  • Post-Decretal, 1965-70
  • Chart G, 1969
  • Misc. Notes, 1951
  • Board of Education Response to Decision, 1967 

Box 13

  • Supreme Court, 1966-67
  • An Evaluation of Hobson v. Hanson National Capital Area Civil Liberties Defense and Educational Fund, 1968
  • Miscellaneous reports, article, 1969-71
  • Announcement, news releases, newsletters, 1967-71 

Series 4:  Board of Education

Box 14

  • Correspondence (2 folders), March-June, 1969 

Box 15

  • Correspondence, July-December, 1969
  • Miscellaneous, 1969
  • Hobson v. Hewlett, 1967-69

Box 16

  • Passing and Failing Marks received by Junior and Senior High School, 1959-69
  • Student rights, 1968
  • Black history culture studies - Swahli, 1968-70
  • Unions, 1963-69 

Box 17

  • Campaign literature, 1968
  • Miller teacher supportive evidence, 1968-70
  • School data-teacher assignment and library curriculum, 1969
  • News releases and newsletters, 1969-72
  • Programs, 1968-70
  • Clippings, 1967-71 

Box 18

  • Memoranda, 1968-70
  • Meetings, 1969-70
  • Statements to Board, 1967-69
  • Statistical information, 1968-71 

Box 19

  • Reports and proposals (4 folders), 1952-71 

Box 20

  • Hobson v. Hansen‑Decision & Reaction (2 folders), 1950‑ 1968
  • School Board Tuition Grant Clark Plan (2 folders), 1969‑1973 
  • Miscellaneous 1963-1971

Series 5: Washington Institute for Quality Education (WIQE) 

Box 21

  • Correspondence (2 folders), 1967‑70
  • Clippings, 1966-1967

Box 22

  • Correspondence, 1971-1973 (3 folders)
  • Memoranda, Minutes, Membership Lists, 1968-75

Box 23

  • Manual of Organization, 1968
  • Chronological Files (4 folders), February 1969 thru December 1970 
  • Bylaws, 1968
  • Extracts from Minutes Book 1969
  • Miscellaneous (2 folders), 1968-74

Box 24

  • Statements & Testimonies, 1968-71
  • Articles, 1967-74
  • Proposals (2 folders), 1968-73
  • Hugh J. Scott Transfer Controversy, 1972

Box 25

  • The Damned Children, 1970
  • Publication Draft Material, 1960-71
  • Financial Records, 1969-71

Series 6: Federal Job Discrimination

Box 26

  • Correspondence (6 folders), 1968-1973

Box 26 (continued)

  • Correspondence [n.d.]
  • Uncle Sam Is A Bigot, 1968 

Box 27

  • Chairman Macy, 1967-72
  • J.W.H. Statements, 1968-69
  • Fact Sheets 1968
  • Miscellaneous Papers (2 folders), 1968-1972
  • Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1963-70 

Box 28

  • Scrapbook‑‑Critical Letters of Uncle Sam Is A Bigot, 1968
  • Scrapbook--Individual Complaints, 1964-68
  • Scrapbook- Pursued Cases (2 folders)

Box 29

  • Hobson v. Robert E. Hampton, 1969
  • Complaints for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief, July 1969
  • Affidavit Files, 1970-71
  • Court Documents Filed, 1969
  • Plaintiff's Authorization Form‑‑Congressman William F. Ryan, 1968-1969
  • Hobson v. Hampton, et al., 1969

Box 30

  • Petitions from Federal Employees Protesting Job Discrimination, 1968
  • Discrimination in Federal Employment‑‑Authorization of Hobson to Represent, 1968-78 
  • Court Documents (2 folders), 1968

Box 31

  • Congressional File, 1969-70
  • Memoranda 1968‑71
  • Statistical Information, 1968-70
  • Cases by Precedent by State, 1967-69 

Box 32

  • Miscellaneous Papers (2 folders), 1965-1970
  • Joseph T. Watkins and District Government Discrimination, 1968-1978 

Series 7: Statehood Party/Home Rule

Box 33

  • Correspondence 1971
  • Memoranda, Minutes, Lists, 1970‑71
  • Local Community Press, 1971
  • Miscellaneous, 1972

Box 34

  • Court Documents, 1966-76
  • Home Rule Miscellaneous Papers, 1970-76 

Series 8: Fair Housing/Transportation Campaigns

Box 35

  • Open (Fair) Housing, 1969
  • Transportation ‑‑ Case Material ‑‑ DC Transit 1972
  • Transportation, Memoranda, 1965-71
  • Report, Statement, 1969-70
  • Miscellaneous Papers (2 folders), 1965-71 

Series 9: Media Fairness Campaign

Box 36

  • Correspondence 1969‑72
  • FCC Documents ‑‑ D.C. Media Companies, 1969-72
  • Miscellaneous Papers (2 folders), 1969 

Series 10: People's Party‑Peace and Antiwar Movement

Box 37

  • Correspondence 1967‑73
  • Memoranda, 1969-72
  • Miscellaneous Papers I, 1969-1972 (2 folders)
  • Hobson Court Petition, n.d.

Series 11: City Council Correspondence

Box  38

  • "A”, 1975-77
  • Abramowitz, Elizabeth A., Dr., 1974-75
  • "B", 1975
  • "C", 1975-76
  • "D", 1975-77
  • Dellum, Ronald C., 1975
  • Diggs, Charles C., 1973-75

Box 39 

  • "E", 1975-77
  • Events Attended, 1975
  • "F", 1975-76
  • Fauntroy, Walter E, 1975
  • Federal City Club, 1974-75
  • "G", 1975-76
  • "H", 1975-76

Box 40

  • Hobson Council Memoranda, 1975
  • "I", 1975-76                     
  • "J ", 1975-76
  • "K", 1975-76
  • "L", 1975-77
  • Massage Parlors, 1977
  • Mc, 1975-76

Box 41 

  • "N", 1975-76
  • News Release, 1975-76
  • "O", 1976
  • "P", 1975-76
  • Personnel, 1975
  • "Q", 1975-76
  • "R", 1975-76 

Box 42

  • "S", 1975-76
  • Staff Memoranda, 1975
  • "T", 1975-76
  • Tirana, Bardyl, 1975
  • "U", 1975
  • "V", 1975-76
  • "W", 1975-77

Box 43

  • Washington, Mayor Walter, 1975-77
  • "XYZ", 1975-77 

Box 44

  • Chronological Files, January‑December 1975

Box 45

  • Chronological Files, January‑September 1976 

Box 46

  • Chronological Files, October 1976‑March 1977

Series 12: Topical Files

Box 47

  • Committee on Education, Recreation and Youth Affairs‑‑Weekly Reports 1975‑77
  • Committee on Education, Recreation and Youth Affairs‑‑Work Log 1975 

Box 48 

  • Miscellaneous Correspondence 1974‑77
  • Programs, 1976
  • Statements, 1974-76
  • School Cost Center Reporting Resolution, 1976
  • Returnable Beverage Container Law, 1975
  • Resource Recovery Facility, 1975
  • Police Surveillance, 1975
  • Contributors to Campaign, 1973
  • The Inaugural Event, 2nd Anniversary of Home Rule, 1977

Box 49

  • Correspondence Log 1975‑76
  • Constituent Service Records 1975‑76
  • Council Calendar 1975‑76

Box 50

  • Certificates Hobson Awarded (Blank), n.d.

Box 51

  • Letterhead Paper and Envelopes (Small), n.d.
  • Business Cards, n.d.

Series 13: Freedom of Information Privacy Act Request

Box 52

  • Julius W. Hobson's FOIA Request I &II (2 folders), 1976
  • Freedom of Information Privacy Act Request I (2 folders), 1976-77         

Box 53

  • Hobson v. Wilson, 1976
  • Tina C. Hobson, 1976
  • Miscellaneous Papers, 1969-70 

Series 14:  Hobson v. Wilson

Box 53 (continued)

  • American Civil Liberties Union Lawsuit, 1976

Box 54

  • Hobson v. Wilson (82‑2160) Vol. I, 1982-83
  • -------- (82‑2159) Vol. II, 1982-83
  • Research Motions N.O.V. & New Trial & Misc., 1977-83
  • Hobson v. Wilson (Post‑Trial Pleading Vol. I), 1981-82
  • Hobson v. Wilson (Post Trial Pleading Vol. II), 1982
  • Hobson Attorney Fees Discovery, 1982 

Box 55

  • Extra copies of pleading, 1982
  • Hobson‑Temp. file (Trial), 1982
  • Office Expenses, 1984
  • Attorneys' Fees Application‑Work Sheets, 1981
  • Research‑damages, 1983
  • Research‑Injunction (with Reference Material), 1982
  • Pre‑trial Memo, 1981
  • Bar Complaint, 1982
  • Trial Memos (Legal Issues), 1981
  • Robert Wall, 1981
  • Oral Arguments, 1981
  • Material for Research‑Hobson Appeal, 1981-83
  • Jury Instructions & Special Verdict Form‑‑Parties Submissions, 1983
  • Misc. Papers, 1981-84

Box 56

  • Court Transcript (Vol. I), Docket Pleadings, 1983 

Box 57

  • Court Transcript (Vol. II), Depositions & Testimonies, 1983

Box 58

  • Court Transcript (Vol. III), Testimony & Jury Instruction, Supplement, 1978

Box 59

  • Court Transcript (Vol. IV) Exhibitions, 1968
  • Tina Hobson v. Wilson 1981

Box 60

  • Motions by Defendants (Vol. 12) September‑October 1981
  • Motions by Plaintiffs (Vol. 13) October‑November 1981
  • Exhibits to Plaintiffs Pre‑Trial Brief Vol. 13A, 1981

Box 61

  • Hobson Pleading Vol. 14 October 29‑November 1981
  • Hobson Pleading Vol. 15 November 1981
  • Miscellaneous court Motions

Series 15:  University Teacher

Box 62

  • Correspondence 1968‑75
  • Course Outlines
  • Roll Books
  • Miscellaneous Papers

Box 63

  • Student papers (restricted)

Box 64

  • Student papers (restricted)

Box 65

  • Student papers (restricted)

Box 66

  • Student papers (restricted)

Series 16: Personal

Subseries 1: Awards and memorabilia

Box 67

  • An Evening to Honor Julius W. Hobson, November 14, 1972
  • Julius Hobson, A Goad for Change
  • Second Annual Institute on Employment Programs, May 25, 1957
  • Malcolm X metal plaque, n.d.
  • License plate and license
  • Greeting cards
  • Buttons and maps
  • Campaign memorabilia

Subseries 2: Illness

Box 68

  • Personal correspondence (4 folders)
  • Miscellaneous

Box 69

  • Correspondence (3 folders)
  • Miscellaneous papers

Box 70

  • Medication Charts
  • Medication Dosages
  • Insurance Claims & Nursing Care
  • Clinic File

Subseries 3: Death                           

Box 71

  • Correspondence, 1977-78
  • Sympathy Cards, 1977
  • Memorial Statements & Affairs, 1977
  • The Julius Hobson Memorial Summer in the Park

Box 72

  • Copies of Condolence Messages (2 folders)
  • Memorial service program, March 27, 1977
  • Clippings

Series 17:  Manuscripts and Interviews                                                                            

Box 73

  • Black Pride Manuscript
  • Book autographed to wife and stepson (2 copies)
  • David Eaton Interview 1974
  • Conversation with Marilyn Robinson
  • Christopher Jencks Controversy‑Tape & Transcription
  • The Beginning of the Struggle
  • Interview for Washington Round Table

Box 74

  • “Renew American: Hobson the Great Gadfly” (videotaped interview by Marilyn Robinson) ca. 1970s.

Series 18: Biography

Box 75

  • FBI Papers
  • FBI/Government Spying
  • CSC (Federal Job Discrimination)
  • Newspaper Articles after Death

Box 76

  • Personal/Family/Awards
  • Testimonials
  • Memorials

Box 77

  • Jencks Tape
  • Education (2 folders), 1967-1971

Box 78

  • Publications, 1963
  • Television/Radio, 1965-66
  • Biographical, 1964-69

Box 79

  • Education & School Bd. charts, 1961-69
  • Walter Fauntroy, 1967
  • Desegregation DC, 1962-1966
  • Education‑Youth Meetings, 1969
  • Economic protection (bankruptcy), 1967
  • Equal employment opportunity, 1969-1970 

Box 80

  • General Bibliography, 1972-74
  • Papers, Disposition of, 1975-78
  • Women's Issues, 1968-70
  • Transportation in DC (Freeway and Rate Hike fights)
  • Peace
  • Police, Crime, DC

Box 81

  • Race, Civil Rights, 1964-69 (2 folders)
  • CORE
  • ACT
  • Housing, DC

Series 19: Clippings

Box 82

  • Clippings, 1957, 1960‑67 (7 folders)

Box 83

  • Clippings, 1968-70  (2 folders)
    • 1969 (2 folders)
    • 1970 

Box 84

  • Clippings, 1971‑77 (7 folders)
    • no date (3 folders)

Box 85 

  • Handwritten log of clippings 

Series 20: Printed Materials

Subseries 1:  Periodicals

Box 86

  • Administratative Leadership thru Government Workers News

Box 87

  • Grass Roots thru Jet

Box 88

  • Journal of Negro Education thru The Reporter

Box 89

  • Pangolin thru Saturday Review 

Box 90

  • Society Security Bulletin thru Women Strike for Peace Memo

Box 91

  • The D.C. Gazette1971-72
  • The Capitol Hill Spectator, November 20, 1968
  • The Southern Patriot, October 1966
  • ---- March 1970

Subseries 2:  Reports 

Box 92

  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Alinsky, Saul,  “Principles of Citizen Action”
  • A Chronology of Violence and Intimidation in Mississippi since 1961
  • CORE, Cracking the Color Line
  • The Day They Marched, 1963
  • Martin Luther King: The Search for Justice, 1968
  • Biography of Martin Luther King,
  • Law Center for Constitutional Rights, 1st Annual Report, 1967
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 10-Year Report, 1963
  • NAACP, How the National Association for the Advancement of Color People Began, by Mary White Ovington, originally printed 1914
  • -----Adam Where art Thou?: The NAACP and Adam Clayton Powell, 1963
  • ---, Target for 1963: Goals of the Fight for Freedom, 1963
  • ---, 55th Annual Convention, 1964
  • National Editorial Board of News & Letters, American Civilization on Trial: The Negro as Touchstone of History, May 1963
  • The Negro American in Paperback, 1968 (2 copies)
  • Paul Robeson memorial service program, Shiloh Baptist Church, April 30, 1976
  • Socialist Workers Party, The Case for a Black Party, 1968
  • Upjohn Institute, Civil Rights, Employment and the Social Status of American Negroes, 1966
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
    • Justice: 1961 Commission on Civil Rights Report, 1961          
    • Hearings Held in Memphis Tennessee, June 25-26, 1962

Box 93

  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
    • Civil Rights: Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1963
    • Reports on Apprenticeship by the Advisory Committees [to the Commission]
    • Civil Rights under Federal Programs: An Analysis of Title VI, January 1965
    • Enforcement: A Report on Equal Protection in the South, 1965
    • Hearings Before the Commission . . . Vol. I, Voting, held in Jackson, MS, 1965
    • Assassination and Political Violence, October 1969
    • The Mexican American, 1968
    • Political Participation, 1968
    • cycle to nowhere, by Paul Good
    • Index: Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Effort

Box 94

  • U.S. Congress
    • Civil Rights Act, July 2, 1964
    • Hearings … regarding the Civil Rights of Persons . . . Series No. 4, Part II
    • Civil Rights: A Staff Report of the Committee on the Judiciary, 1976
  • Topic: District of Columbia
  • The Report of a Survey of the Public Schools of D.C., 1949
  • Civil Rights in the Nation’s Capital: A Report on a Decade of Progress, by the National Association of Intergroup Relations, 1959
  • Directory: Board of Education, Administrative and Supervisory Staff, 1967-68
  • ---------, 1969
  • D.C. Teachers College, A Report: Seminar on Public School Adult Education,         1968
  • D.C. Public Schools, The Guidance Dispatch, Department of Pupil Personnel, 1969
  • --- Facts and Figures, 1968-69      

Box 95

  • D.C. Public Schools, Summary Report: A Comprehensive Plan for Public Higher Education in D.C., 1972
  • D.C. City Council, First Annual Report of D.C. City Council, 1969
  • Advisers on Equal Employment, Equal Employment in the Nation’s Capital, n.d.              
  • D.C. Citizens for Better Public Education Toward Better Schools: A Summary of the Passow Report, 1967
  • ----, Financing the D.C. Public Schools, 1971
  • DCCBPE, A Study of Educational Resource Allocation In A Major Urban School 
  • District: The Case of Washington, D.C., April 13, 1973,
  • National Capital Civil Liberties Union, A Police Department in Trouble: Racial Discrimination and Misconduct in the Police Department of Washington, D.C., 1968
  • D.C. EEO, Staffing Patterns in the Government of D.C., 1972
  • Urban Studies Program, The City is a Classroom, by Lawrence Smith, et al., 1968
  • U.S. Congress, Antipoverty in the District of Columbia, Hearing by Task Force on
  • Antipoverty in D.C., March 14, 1966
  • ---, A Task Force Study of the Public School System in D.C. As it Relates to the War on Poverty, June 1966

Box 96

  • U.S. Congress, Investigation of the Schools and Poverty in D.C., Hearing by Task Force on Antipoverty in D.C, October and January 1966
  • Topic: Education
  • Center for Sociological Research, Jerome Manis, A Study of Migrant Education, 1957
  • Journal of Intergroup Relations, “Public School Segregation and Integration in the North,” 1963
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Federally Supported Discrimination, 1961
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Factors Influencing Educational Attainments and Aspirations of Farm Youth, 1964
  • Strategy for Change: A Report on the Model School Division, 1966
  • UNESCO, Report on Methods and Means Utilized in Cuba to Eliminate Illiteracy, 1965
  • NEA, Second National NEA-PR&R Conference on Civil and Human Rights Education, 1965
  • NAACP, Is it Helping Poor Children?, 1966
  • Responsive Environment Center Program, Talking Through Talking, 1968
  • Presbyterian Church, An Open Letter: The Public and Its Education, 1969
  • Polytechnic High School had a problem.
  • Institute of Human Relations, Blueprint for Action: Integration in Education
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
    • Problems of Segregation and Desegregation of Public Schools, 1962
    • Public Education: Staff Report, 1964
    • Federal Rights under School Desegregation Law, 1966
    • Equal Educational Opportunity in America’s Cities: Problems and Programs for Change, 1967
    • A Time to Listen, A Time to Act, 1967

Box 97

  •          Racial Isolation in the Public Schools, 1967 (Summary and full report)
  •          Schools Can be Desegregated, 1967
  • U.S. Department of HEW
    • State Curriculum Guides in Science, Mathematics, and Modern Foreign Languages, 1960
    • Effects of Ability Grouping in Schools Related to … Differences in … Motivation, 1963
    • Equality of Educational Opportunity, 1966
  • U.S. Congress
  • Books for School and the Treatment of Minorities, Hearings before Ad hoc Subcommittee on De Facto school desegregation, 1966
  • A Compilation of Federal Education Laws, 1969

Box 98

  • Hearings before the Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity, 1970
    • Equal Educational Opportunity, Parts 1A, 1B, & 2
  • Desegregation Under Law, Parts 3A & 3B
  • Inequality in School Finance, Parts 16A, 16B, and 16D-1

Box 99

  • Inequality in School Finance, Parts 16D-2 & 18
  • A Compendium of Statutes Administered by . . . Office of Education, Committee on Education and Labor, July 1965
  • Laws Relating to Federal Corrupt Practices and Political Activities, September 1968
  • Congressional Record, 5/5/1975 & 6/26/1967
  • Congressional Record Digest, March 15, 1963

Box 100

  • Job Discrimination
  • Equal Opportunity in Employment: A Call to the Churches., 1966
  • Striner, Herbert E. 1984 and Beyond: The World of Work, 1984
  • Striner, Herbert E., Continuing Education as a National Investement, 1972
  • U.S. Civil Service Commission,
    • Study of Minority Group Employment in the Federal Government 1965-1971 editions

Box 101

  • U.S. Civil Service Commission
    • Monthly Report of Federal Employment, October 1967
    • Conducting Hearings on Employee Appeals, 1968
    • Monthly report on Federal Participation in Economic and Educational Opportunity Programs, 1968
  • U.S. Department of Labor
    • Exploding the Myths: Expanding Employment Opportunities for Career Women, 1966                      
    • Negro Women in the Population and in the Labor Force, 1967
    • Federal Work Injuries, 1968
    • Federal Work Injury Facts, 1969
    • Employment Outlook for Tomorrow’s Jobs, 1968-69
  • U.S. Congress
    •   Equal Employment Opportunity Hearings, 1963
    •   Title 5, U.S. Code, Government Organization and Employees, 1966
    •   Equal Employment Opportunities Enforcement Act Hearings, 1969 (2 copies)
    •   Equal Employment Opportunities Enforcement Act of 1970
    •   Equal Employment Opportunities Enforcement Act of 1971, Hearings
    •   Migrant Farm Worker in America, Background Data, 1961

Box 102

  • Topic: Poverty
  • AFL-CIO, The Southern Labor Story
  • Americans for Democratic Action, A Program for Americans, 1968-69
  • Black Economic Research Center, Report of Activities, 1970 & 1971
  • Center for Democratic Institutions, Fund for the Republic, Consumers of Abundance, 1961
  • Health and Welfare Council of the National Capital Area
    •  Telling It Like It Is!, 1966
    •  Poverty’s Children, 1966
    •  Perspectives on Poverty, 1967
  • Herman, Edward S., The Great Society Dictionary
  • A. Philip Randolph Institute, A Freedom Budget for All Americans, 1966
  • The Serpent’s Wisdom: An Interfaith Multi-Discipline Guide . . . , 1968
  • Upjohn Institute for Employment, Programs in Aid of the Poor by Sar A. Levitan
  • University of Maryland School of Social Work, VISTA Training Program, 1966
  • U.S. Congress, 1966 Amendments to the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Hearings, 1966

Subseries 3: Court Papers

Box 103

  • Hobson v. Hansen, Opinion by Hon. Skelly Wright, U.S. District Court, June 19, 1967,
  • Carl Smuck v. Hobson/Hansen v. Hobson, U.S. Court of Appeals pleadings, 1968-69
  • Hobson v. Gasch, Memorandum for the Respondent in Opposition, Supreme Court of the U.S., October term, 1966
  • Hobson v. Board of Election for D.C., Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Supreme Court of the U.S., October 1970
  • Hobson v. Wilson, D.C. Circuit, 737 F.2d 1
  • Keyes v. School Dist. No. One, Denver, 313 F. Supp. 90; 313 F. Supp. 200

Subseries 4:  Reprints

Box 104

  • American Sociological Review, “Sociological Theory and Race Relations” by Franklin Frazier, June 1947
  • Amherst College Alumni News, “The Freedom Riders,” August 1961
  • Bennett, Levone, Jr., “Stockely Carmichael: Architect of Black Power,” July 1966
  • Freedomways, “The Contours of the ‘Black Revolution’ in the 1970s” by J.H. O’Dell, 1970
  • Harvard Law Review, “Seniority & Testing Under Fair Employment Laws” by George Cooper and Richard B. Sobol, June 1969
  • Journal of Intergroup Relations, “The Successful Sit-Ins in a Border City: A Study in Social Causation,” by August Meier, summer 1961
  • Journal of Negro Education, “The Relationship between Test Intelligence of Third Grade
  • Negro Children and the Occupations of Their Parents, by Mary Robinson and Max Meenes, spring 1947
  • Journal of Negro History, “The Status of the Free Negro in Charleston… and Descendants…, by Horace Fitchett, October, 1947
  • Journal of Social Issues, “The War on Poverty-Political Pornography,” by Saul D. Alinsky,1965
  • Liberation, “Rifle Squads or the Beloved Community,” by A. J. Muste, May 1964
  • The New Republic, “Black Chutzpah” by John Osborne, April 1968
  • Monthly Review, “Marxian Socialism: Power Elite or Ruling Class” by Paul Sweezy, 1956
  • Rutgers Law Review, “The Constitutional Right of Negro Freedom,” by Arthur Kinoy, Spring 1967
  • Social Forces, “An Analysis of Statistics on Negro Illegitimacy in the United States,” by Franklin Frazier, Dec. 1932
  • Social Forces, “Children and Income in Negro Families” by Franklin Frazier, Dec. 1946
  • Southwest Review, “Separate But No Equal: The Sweatt Case,” by Charles H. Thompson, Spring, 1948
  • Triumph, “Betrayal in the Schools,” by Martha White Washington, Jan. 1969

Subseries 5: Books (unboxed)

  • Joseph & Stewart Alsop, We Accuse!: The Story of the Mis­carriage of American Justice in the Case of J. Robert Oppen­heimer, 1954
  • Herbert Aptheker, American Negro Slave Revolts, 1964
  • Herbert Aptheker, A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States, 1965 S.
  • Jocelyn Arundel, Simba of the White Mane, 1958, S.
  • Wallace W. Atwood & Helen Goss Thomas, Nations Beyond the Seas, 1930
  • James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time, 1963
  • Floyd B. Barbour, ed., The Black Power Revolt, 1968 S.
  • Berg, Ivar, Education and Jobs: The Great Training Robbery, 1970
  • Albert P. Blaustein & Robert L. Zangrando, Civil Rights and the American Negro, 1969
  • Guy L. Bond, Down Our Way, 1962
  • Guy L. Bond, Once Upon A Storytime, 1962
  • Guy L. Bond, Stories from Everywhere, 1962
  • Simeon Booker, Black Man's America, 1964
  • Malcom Boyd, Free to Live, Free to Die, 1967
  • James Bowman, et al., ed, Of Education and Human Community, 1971
  • Henry W. Boynton, ed., Selected Poems, 1922
  • Frederick K. Branom, Geography of Our World, 1929
  • William F. Brazziel, Quality Education for All Americans, 1974
  • Robert H. Bremner, From the Depths: The Discovery of Poverty in the United States‑ 1964
  • H. Rap Brown, Die Nigger Die!, 1969
  • Joseph C. Brown et al., Champion Arithmetics, 1933
  • Caedmon Records, Alexander Pope, n.d.
  • Stokely Carmichael & Charles V. Hamilton, Black Power, 1967
  • Carpenter, Jack. Destination Tomorrow, 1972
  • Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, 1946
  • Edna W. Chandler, Cowboy Sam, 1958
  • Che Guevera, Socialism & Man, 1966
  • Kenneth B. Clark, Negro Protest: James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King: A Talk With Kenneth Clark, 1963
  • Kenneth B. Clark, A Possible Reality, 1972
  • Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice, 1968
  • Contact Washington: An Educator’s Directory, 1966
  • Arthur W. Cook, Africa: Past and Present, 1965
  • Basil Davidson, Which Way Africa?: The Search for a New Society, 1967
  • Basil Davidson, The African Slave Trade, 1961
  • Angela Y. Davis, If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance, 1971
  • Dialogue from the Ghetto, n.d.
  • Henry M. Dressler, A Call for World Revolution: To Establish Perfected Society for All Mankind, in the Brotherhood of Man, 1996
  • Ivar Berg, Education and Jobs: The Great Training Robbery 1970
  • W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1961
  • Fletcher Durell, The New Day Arithmetics, 1931
  • Clements Dutt, Fundamentals of Marxism‑Leninism, 1961
  • Charles P. Emerson, Livinq at Our Best, Book Two, 1936
  • The Face of Red China: The First Television Report by CBS, December 1958
  • Frantz Fanon, Toward the African Revolution, 1967
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher, A Fair World for All, 1966
  • Michael J. Flax, Blacks & Whites, 1971
  • John E. Fleming,, The Lengthening Shadow of Slavery, 1976 S.
  • Osmond K. Fraenkel, The Supreme Court and Civil Liberties, 1963
  • John Hope Franklin, From Slavery to Freedom, 1947
  • The Fraser Institute, Rent Control: A Popular Paradox, 1975
  • Eli Ginzberg, The Negro Challenge to the Business Community, 1964
  • Hugh Davis Graham, Violence in America: Historical and Com­parative Perspective, 1969
  • Alexander Gray,The Development of Economic Doctrine, 1946, S.
  • Dick Gregory, From the Back of the Bus, 1962
  • Dick Gregory, Nigger, 1964
  • William H. Grier & Price M. Cobbs, The Jesus Bag, 1971
  • Janet Harris and Julius Hobson, Black Pride: A People’s Struggle, 1969
  • Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1964. (Autographed by Hobson)
  • Alex Haley, Roots, 1976
  • John Hines, Our Friends in Africa, 1964 (2copies)
  • John Hines, The Adventures of Annancy 1968
  • John Hines, The Genius of Benjamin Banneker, 1968
  • John Holt, How Children Fail, 1964 S.
  • W. Lee Hansen, Benefits, Costs, and Finance of Public Higher Education, 1969
  • Janet Harris, The Long Freedom Road: The Civil Rights Story, 1967
  • Alger Hiss, In the Court of Public Opinion, 1957
  • Charles F. Horne, Europe: The Mother of America, 1930
  • Leo Huberman & Sybil May, The ABC of Socialism, 1953
  • Leo Huberman, Man's Worldly Goods, 1936
  • Langston Hughes & Arna Bontemp eds., The Book of Negro Folklore, 1958
  • Ellsworth Huntington, et al., Living Geography, 1935
  • George L. Jackson, Blood in my Eye, 1972
  • Christopher Jencks, Inequality, 1972
  • Jesse J. Johnson, The Black Soldier Documented (1619‑1815), 1969
  • Jesse J. Johnson, A Pictorial History of Black Soldiers (1619‑1969) in Peace and War, 1970
  • Maldwyn A. Jones, American Immigration, 1960
  • Abram Kardiner, The Mark of Oppression: Explorations in the American Negro, 1963
  • Joseph F. Kauffman, Education, 1966
  • James F. Kirham, et al., Assassination and Political Vio­lence, 1969
  • Ellis 0. Knox, Democracy and the District of Columbia Public Schools: A Study of Recently Integrated Public Schools, 1957 (Hobson listed as secretary‑treasurer on dust jacket of Steer­ing Com. of Citizens Against Defamation.)
  • Jonathan Kozol, Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools, 1967
  • Jonathan Kozol, Free Schools, 1972 A.
  • Ferdinand Kuhn, Commodore Perry and the opening of Japan, 1955
  • Harold Lamb, Genghis Khan and the Mongol Horde, 1954, illus. by Elton Fax
  • Charles R. Larson, ed., Prejudice, 1971
  • Kenneth Lasson, Proudly We Hail: Profile of Public Citizens in Action, 1975 (Includes Hobson, p. 29).
  • Betsy Levin, et al., The High Cost of Education in Cities, 1973
  • C.Day Lewis, The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen, 1963
  • Hylan Lewis, Blackways of Kent, 1955
  • Max Lerner, ed,.The Portable Veblen, 1970
  • Richard A. Lester.  Economics of Labor, 1946
  • Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs, Negro Self‑Concept: Implication for School and Citizenship, 1965
  • C. Eric Lincoln, The Black Muslims in America, 1961
  • Louis E. Lomax, The Reluctant African, 1960
  • Louis E. Lomax, When the Word is Given, 1963
  • Alan Lomax, ed., 300 Years of Black Poetry, 1970
  • Albert Luthuli, Let My People Go, 1962
  • W. R. McConnell, Living in the Americas, 1930
  • May McNeer, War Chief of the Seminoles, 1954
  • Clarence Major, The New Black Poetry, 1969
  • F. Ray Marshall, The Negro and Apprenticeship, 1967
  • Karl Marx, Capital, Vol. 3, 1975
  • Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto, 1970
  • Karl Marx, The Grundrisse, 1971
  • David Mermelstein, ed., Economics, 1970
  • George R. Metcalf, Black Profiles, 1968
  • Merle Miller, Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry Truman, 1973
  • C. Wright Mills, White Collar, 1956
  • C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite, 1959
  • Frederick Morteller & Daniel P. Moynihan, On Equality of Educational Opportunity, 1972
  • Pauli Murray, Dark Testament and Other Poems, 1970
  • Elijah Muhammad, Message to the Blackman in America, 1965
  • N. P. Neilson, Physical Education for Elementary Schools, 1932
  • William L. Nida, Explorers and Pioneers, 1935
  • Kwame Nkrumah, I Speak Of Freedom: A Statement of Africa, 1961
  • Roland Oliver, A Short History of Africa, 1969
  • The Oxford Book of American Verse, 1950 and 1939 editions
  • Charles E. Osgood, An Alternative to War or Surrender, 1964
  • James Peck, Freedom Ride, 1962
  • Tillie S. Pine & Joseph Levine, The Egyptians Knew, 1964
  • Harry & David Posen, But Not Next Door, 1962
  • Dudley Randall, The Black Poets, 1972
  • Dudley Randall, For Malcom X: Poems of the Life and Death of Malcolm X, 1965
  • Saunders Redding, The Negro, 1967
  • Quentin Reynolds, The Battle of Britain, 1953
  • Mendel Rivers, Essential Works of Marxism, 1965
  • Samuel J. Roker, Vox Nigri, 1963
  • Reed Sarralt, The Ordeal of Desegregation: The First Decade, 1966
  • Ann Herbert Scott, Sam, 1967
  • Robert Service, Ballads of a Bohemian, 1944
  • Robert Service, Collected Poems, 1961
  • Peter S. Seymour, Together We Walk, 1971
  • Charles E. Silberman, Crisis in Black and White, 1964 S.
  • Jerome Skolnick & Elliott Currie, Crisis in American Insti­tutions, 2nd edit, 1973
  • Smedley, Agnes. The Great Road: The Life and Times of Chuteh, 1956
  • Social Change and the Mental Health of Children, 1973
  • Solzhenitsyn, Alexander, August 1914, 1972
  • Stephen Spender, Selected Poem, 1964
  • Chuck Stone, Black Political Power in America, 1968
  • Paul M. Sweezy, The Theory of Capitalist Development, 1942 S.
  • A Time to Listen A Time to Act: Voices from the Ghettos of the Nation's Cities, 1967.(Hobson cited within)
  • M. B. Tolson, Harlem Gallery, Book I, The Curator, 1965
  • Treasury of the, World's Best Loved Poems, 1961
  • Urban American Inc., One Year Later: An Assessment of the Nation’s Response to the Crisis Describe the National Commission on Civil Disorders, 1969
  • Edward Wakin, Black Fighting Men in U.S. History, 1971
  • Washington: An Educator's Directory, 1966
  • Arthur I. Waskow, The Freedom Seder, 1969
  • Gerald Weinstein, Toward Humanistic Education: A Curriculum of Affect, 1970
  • Irvin Wiley & Hirst D. Milhollen, Embattled Confederates, 1964
  • C. Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, 1966
  • Kathleeen Wright, The Other American, 1969
  • Whitney M. Young, Jr., Beyond Racism, 1969
  • K. Zilliacus, A New Birth of Freedom, 1958

Series 21: Photographs and Oversized Materials

Box 105-106

  • Oversized mounted photographs

Box 107

  • Oversized photographs, negatives, x-rays, and campaign memorabilia    


Originally prepared by Leroy Graham, Nov. 22, 1989
Revised by Faye Haskins, October 1999  
DC Public Library, Special Collections
D.C. Community Archives

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