This collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio, and other materials documenting Alex Haley’s literary career
Montgomery Bus Boycott Archive [MS 2016.001]The Civil Rights portion of this collection contains everything from speeches, to magazines and other publications, to travel itineraries, carpool schedules, voter registrations materials, as well as copious correspondence from individuals around the world – mostly in support of the various groups’ efforts but a few critical of them. Groups represented include the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.
Also included in the collections are music, poems, and a play, sent to the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) in support of the Bus Boycott and Civil Rights Movement. The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the wider civil rights movements, garnered international attention and inspired artists and musicians to fight for change through art, music, and theatre with the hope that it would rally the people to action.