Buck Dinner Committee Records

Accession Number: 
LR001830
Extent: 
3 linear feet (3 SB)
Date: 
1966-2002

Labor lawyer Maurice Sugar established the Buck Dinner in 1929. Meeting annually in locations throughout metropolitan Detroit, the Buck Dinner Committee provides financial support to advocacy groups involved in civil rights, equality, and social justice. Each year the committee picks “Head Hunters” to invite guests to these dinners to donate money. After they collect funds, the committee meets to decide which organizations need money to continue their activities. A sample of recipient organizations includes the American Civil Liberties Union, the Congress of Racial Equality, and the National Lawyers Guild. The committee remains active as of 2018 and continues to provide financial support to social advocacy groups.

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