|Size:||.25 linear foot|
|Repository:||Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628|
|Provenance:||Donated by Rev. Ronald Schupp in September 1997.|
When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:
Rev. Ronald Schupp Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
|Processed by:||Elizabeth Loch (Archival Specialist), April 2021|
Reverend Ronald Schupp is a Baptist minister (formerly of Marble Rock Misionary Baptist Church on 71st and Ashland) and human and civil rights activist. His activist work relating to South African racial practice revolved around an anti-apartheid vigil/fast that Rev. Schupp held annually on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. These demonstrations took place outside the South African consulate in Chicago from the mid-1980s to 1994. When Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa in 1994, Reverend Schupp diversified his vigil to other struggles: Native American issues, the Bosnian War, and the Tibetan Independence Movement and remains an outspoken activist to this day.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of photocopied material from Reverend Schupp’s scrapbook. Letters, certificates, newspaper articles, and event materials are the bulk of the collection. These materials document Rev. Schupp’s work as Baptist minister and the civil rights causes he championed.
This small collection includes seven folders. These folders are arranged alphabetically.
Related materials at the Chicago Public Library include:
Related materials at other institutions include:
- Rev. Ronald Schupp Papers at the Chicago History Museum
|Box 1||Folder 1||Anti-Apartheid newspaper articles and correspondence, 1990-1993|
|Box 1||Folder 2||Demonstrations [four newspaper articles], 1986-1996|
|Box 1||Folder 3||Free Tibet correspondence and event information, 1995-1997|
|Box 1||Folder 4||Indigenous people articles, correspondence, conferences, and newsletters, 1992-1995|
|Box 1||Folder 5||Letters of support for Rev. Ronald Schupp, 1987-1997|
|Box 1||Folder 6||Proclamations, resolutions and congressional records honoring Rev. Schupp’s work, 1991-1997|
|Box 1||Folder 7||Rev. Ronald Schupp’s ministry work [certificates, letters, and transcripts], 1979-1997|