The Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records (1962-1990) document the organization's activities and interests as well as the larger struggle for equality and integration
in San Diego. The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, newsletters, pamphlets, project
files, questionnaires and surveys, news clippings, reports, and more. The majority of material dates from 1968 to 1976 and
is divided into two series: Administrative Files (1964-1990) and Related Organizations Files (1962-1976).
Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) was a grass-roots, non-profit organization dedicated to the integration of society
and the promotion of racial equality in San Diego. Established in 1968, the group was predominately white and sought to combat
racism through the re-education of the white community. In addition, CURE worked with similar organizations in order to support
and coordinate mutual objectives and actions. The organization lobbied for the integration of San Diego schools and housing;
held workshops on racism in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego; and led multi-ethnic discussion panels.
CURE also produced a monthly newsletter with approximately four thousand subscribers. A fifteen-member board of directors
led the organization with the support of numerous volunteers.
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