Audley Mackel Papers

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Date: 1925-1970
Extent: 3 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Audley Mackel was a prominent dentist in the Vicksburg-Natchez Mississippi area. In the 1950s he was active in the Regional Council of Negro Leadership, headed by Dr. T.R.M. Howard. In a legendary incident, he drove Dr. Howard in a hearse past Ku Klux Klan gunners. Dr. Mackel was also instrumental in an NAACP lawsuit challenging “separate but equal.”

Scope and Content Note:
The papers include correspondence, original petitions, photographs, speeches, clippings and memorabilia.

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