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Ross Flanagan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-064
Overview Ross Flanagan (1934- ), is Quaker pacifist and activist, has been involved in many Quaker-sponsored projects, peace, and civil rights activities. In the 1950s he served on the staff of the American Friends Service Committee. He was an early protestor against the Vietnam war and worked with A Quaker Action Group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the 1970s Flanagan was involved in neighborhood revitalization projects in West Philadelphia.
Dates: 1962-1993; Majority of material found within 1964-1978

Mississippi Project Financial Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-826
Overview In response to the 1964 bombing of 44 black churches in Mississippi, Philadelphia and New York Yearly Meetings coordinated a joint effort to rebuild the destroyed churches and to attempt to foster racial reconciliation in the area. The project sent Lawrence and Viola Scott to Jackson, Mississippi as Quaker representatives. By 1966, the group had rebuilt 33 of the 44 churches, and built a community center in rural Canton, Mississippi. This collection is primarily composed of financial records,...
Dates: 1949-1967

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  • Names: New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends X
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Swarthmore College Peace Collection 1
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 1
 
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African American churches -- Mississippi -- History 1
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African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Sources 1
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A Quaker Action Group 1
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Block Association of West Philadelphia 1
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