Alice and Edward "Buzz" Palmer Papers

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
Address:
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Website
Date: 1950-2005
Extent: 5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
Alice Palmer, an educator and human rights activist, worked in Harold Washington’s campaigns and served as an Illinois State Senator. She was active in Chicago’s civil rights movement of the 1960s, and in international dialogues beginning in the 1980s. Her husband, “Buzz” Palmer, a former police officer, was one of the founders of the Afro-American Patrolmen’s League, and has been active in international human rights work.

Scope and Content Note:
Their papers include correspondence, subject research files, programs, serials and memorabilia.

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