A few weeks back, Wikipediocracy’s resident faux lefty, Carrite, challenged the world to “step out of their comfort zone” during the month of February and edit something for Black History Month, claiming it was a “bigger issue” than the under-representation of women.
But Carrite had proposed no such exercise for himself. Thus was born the Carrite Kumbaya Challenge. Carrite was challenged to step out of his own comfort zone, with a small side wager involving the SPCA.
Well, Carrite has finally begun to redeem himself, and has assembled a sort of work list, along with a personal message for me, which is really hard to read, but seems to contain the word “kiss”, so no doubt it’s another one of his charming valentines. To which I say “mwah”.
So, the work list.
New articles for :
- Milton P. Webster, leader in the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in Chicago in the 1930s
- Lloyd Garrison Wheeler, Chicago lawyer and socialite in the late 1800s
- Mississippi Delta, which has a very unwieldy list of sources that do not appear to be used on the article. Better not let Drmies see that one.
- Emmet J Scott, which still contains the same sentence twice in the lede paragraph
A very respectable start.
And now for the unfinished stuff.
A photo for Lloyd Garrison Wheeler.
Okay, I know where there is at least one, not online, but in the research department of the Chicago History Museum in Old Town on the north side, also there are some online Tuskegee Institute small group photo stuff at LOC from 1906 during the time he was there that he *might* be in, if someone can identify him. The guy has still got some family in Chicago that seem to have done some research on the guy, but having a photo of him they would be willing to donate seems like a long shot.
- Tuskegee Institute, faculty with Andrew Carnegie, 1906 https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3a10455/
- Tuskegee 25th anniversary – reviewing stand 1906 https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3a22618/
- Chicago History Museum , collection ID 1990.0070 , Franklyn Atkinson Henderson collection of photographs of African American old settlers of Chicago, [ca. 1865-1900] http://explore.chicagocollections.org/marcxml/chicagohistory/31/183475k/ Box #2, Item 27 “Lloyd Garrison Wheeler—the first African-American lawyer admitted to the Illinois bar,” http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1990/70.htm Direct inquiries http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/research
Too bad Wikipediocracy was so mean to Keilana and the women scientists, I bet she knows someone who could just walk over there and talk to them.
A book about Milton P. Webster
Carrite has to wait a couple of weeks for a book he needs or the article won’t be any good? What book? Oh my, do you suppose Carrite intends to put the women in the article? Oh, yes, the women’s auxiliary was very active, also in Minneapolis. He will probably want:
- Melinda Chateauvert‘s Marching Together: Women of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (Working Class in American History), Dec 1, 1997, https://www.amazon.com/Marching-Together-Brotherhood-Sleeping-American/dp/0252066367 or you can see a preview here, apparently of the dissertation before it was published: https://search.proquest.com/docview/303995158 Snippets here, sometimes you can tease out a direct quote or a page number you need with repeated internal searches if you work at it: https://books.google.com/books?id=uG8gAQAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=milton+p.+webster
Otherwise the two standards on the topic are:
- KEEPING THE FAITH: A. Philip Randolph, Milton P. Webster, and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, 1925-37, by William H. Harris [on Amazon] [on WorldCat] this is available at Oregon State University in Corvallis at the Valley Library Main Collection (HD6515.R36 H37 ) http://alliance-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&ct=search&vid=OSU&vl(freeText0)=0252004531
- The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters: Its Origin and Development (New York: Harper. & Brothers, 1946 by WorldCat] although it seems to be in Good luck with that. [University of Oregon Libraries – UO Libraries in Eugene, as well as the Multnomah County Library in Portland, and University of Washington Libraries in Seattle. HathiTrust has an online version but you’re only going to be able to do a keyword search in that.
Here’s two more sources, one a master’s thesis and the other by a local historian.
- 2015 “The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters : the Civil Rights Movement”, master’s thesis by Nicholas D. Brown, University of Toledo http://utdr.utoledo.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2894&context=theses-dissertations
- “A Greater Victory, THE BROTHERHOOD OF SLEEPING CAR PORTERS IN ST. PAUL”, Arthur C. McWatt, http://collections.mnhs.org/MNHistoryMagazine/articles/55/v55i05p202-216.pdf
Don’t know where Carrite gets his books that it takes so long, but I’m pretty sure I can get these books for him faster than he can get them for himself.