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Guide to the Amote Sias papers 2008.017

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Cynthia Tobar, with additional description by Rachel M. Oleaga.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sias, Amote
Title: Amote Sias papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1945-1993
Abstract: The Amote Sias papers consist of personal essays, legal and financial records, ephemera and various clippings relating to Sias's life and involvement in Brooklyn politics as well as her role as an African-American activist. The majority of the collection focuses on the political environment in Brooklyn from the mid 1970s and 1980s through newspapers, magazines and other publications. The collection is rich with programs, bulletins and manuals from Sias's involvement in various political organizations focusing on social justice, women's rights and Black Nationalism. The collection also documents Sias's political campaign for a seat on the New York City Council in 1989 and her involvement in the Committee to Elect Jesse Jackson for President.
Quantity: 3.0 Linear feet in one manuscript box, one record carton and two oversize flat boxes.
Language of Materials: Materials principally in English, some publications are in Spanish.
Call Phrase: 2008.017
Sponsor: Developed in part with grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural (URR) Program.