Citizen's Task Force on Racism papers
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The Citizen's Task Force on Racism was formed in 1980 following the racially motivated killings of African Americans in Buffalo, New York. The Task Force developed out of a rally held by the Buffalo Unity Day Committee in October 1980 to demonstrate unity among African American and white communities.
The Task Force was composed of civil leaders from religious, academic, business, and legal communities. The purposes of the Task Force were to monitor the activities of local authorities and investigate the murders. The Task Force also actively monitored and collected information on racists groups and widely publicized their findings. The group was particularly watchful of Karl Hand, a local Ku Klux Klan advocate, and Manfred Raeder, leader of the German Initiative Party and publisher of the German Citizen's Initiative.
David Gerber is a Professor of History at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Gerber was a member of the Citizen's Task Force on Racism.
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- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
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- Race discrimination -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Racism -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- State University of New York at Buffalo -- Archives
- Finding Aid for the Citizen's Task Force on Racism papers
- Finding aid prepared by Amanda Kuhnel, December 2008.
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