Organizational records, correspondence, handwritten notes, published articles, awards, armed services papers, clippings, and
photographs from Robert S. Basker (1918-2001). Born Solomon Sloane Basker in Harlem, Basker dedicated his life to progressive
causes. He established or directed numerous gay rights groups including Mattachine Midwest, Gay Activist Alliance of Miami,
and the Dade County Coalition for Human Rights. Basker also served as a committee member for numerous human rights organizations.
Robert S. Basker was born Solomon Sloane Basker in Harlem, New York, 1918, to a Jewish family that had immigrated from Poland.
He began his civil and political rights activism as a high school student about 1936. He was involved with progressive organizations,
including the National Student League, American Students Union, Young Communist League, American Youth Congress, American
League Against War and Fascism, American League for Peace and Democracy, the Civil Rights Congress, and the National Negro
4.8 Linear Feet
4 archive boxes, 2 archive cartons.
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