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Robert L. Allen papers

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

The Dr. Robert L. Allen Civil Rights papers contain documentation of Allen’s work as an educator, author and civil rights activist for over fifty years. The collection includes materials from Allen’s early activism in opposition to the Vietnam War and the draft (Selective Service System) and advocating for people of color and women; his career in journalism with The Guardian in New York and San Francisco including his travels to Vietnam in 1967 and China in 1973 to cover the Vietnam War; conducting research for civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays; his editorial and journalistic roles with Black Journalists, The Black Scholar and The Black World Foundation; his writings, speeches and publishing company Wild Trees Press, founded with partner Alice Walker; and his teaching and advising experience in African-American and Ethnic Studies. A selection of the collection has been digitized. View this collection on the contributor's website.

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