Remus Robinson Papers

Accession Number: 
UP000447
Extent: 
16.5 linear feet (16SB, 1 MB) 1 scapbook
Date: 
1928-1970

Dr. Robinson was the second black physician to receive advanced residency training in Detroit, and the first elected to the Detroit Board of Education (1955). He was prominent in the struggle for social justice in Detroit's public schools and hospitals. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence, minutes, and a variety of printed material relating to his years on the Detroit Board of Education. Also included are correspondence and some campaign literature on his unsuccessful bid for a seat on the Board of Education in 1953 and the successful attempt in 1955. Major correspondents are Charles Diggs, Jr., Clarence Hilberry, Frank J. Kelly, and Roy Reuther. Subjects include: desegregation; Northern High School Incident of 1966; Sherrill School Parents vs. Board of Education

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