Olive R. Beasley Papers

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Olive R. Beasley led a career devoted to improving human and civil rights for minority groups. She served as secretary and later as executive director of the Michigan Committee on Civil Rights and was a member of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. She continued to serve its successor, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission as executive director of the Flint office. She also held numerous posts in labor and community organizations in Detroit and Flint including president of AFSCME Local 52, Detroit area; vice-president of AFSCME Council 7, Michigan; executive board member, Michigan AFL-CIO; and secretary of the Detroit League of Women Voters. In 1972 she received the Governor's Award for Distinguished Public Service Employees.

The papers reflect Mrs. Beasley's career with Michigan agencies and organizations concerned with civil rights and, to a lesser degree, her involvement with labor unions and Michigan politics.

1948-1989, bulk 1960-1972
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