"The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI", by Betty Medsger. The book tells the story of the break-in by political activists to the Media, PA office of the FBI. The burglars mailed some of the information they found to the Black Student Union at Widener.
Copies of articles relating to the history of Chester published in a variety of magazines, journals, and newspapers. Also additional resources such as lists of books about Chester and general histories of Chester and its vicinity.
African Americans in Pennsylvania
List of books on Chester History
Old Chester PA website
Pennsylvania Negro Business Directory 1910
PMC Colleges and Chester in the 1960s
Riots in 1917 and 1919
Students for a Democratic Society: Actions in Chester
Sun Ship Yard Number 4
History of the Chester Rescue Mission, 1961
Copies of articles relating to the history of Chester published in a variety of magazines, journals, and newspapers from the Chester Resources and Statistics LibGuide:
Ewall, M. (1999). Environmental racism in Chester.
Foster, S. (1998). Justice from the ground up: Distributive inequities, grassroots resistance, and the transformative politics of the environmental justice movement. California Law Review, 86(4), 775-841.
Hinds, M. (1992, January 5). Pennsylvania city hopes it's bouncing back from the bottom: Chester has urban problems and a chance to solve them. New York Times.
Keeva, S. (1999). Pursuing the right to breathe easy. ABA Journal, 85(2), 48.
McLarnon, J. M. (2000). Pie in the sky vs. meat and potatoes: The case of Sun Ship's Yard no. 4. Journal of American Studies, 34(1), 67-88.
McLarnon, J. M. (2002). 'Old scratchhead” reconsidered: George Raymond and civil rights in Chester, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania History, (69)3, 297-341.
Staples, B. (1996, September 15). Life in the toxic zone; Environmental justice in Chester, Pa. The New York Times.
Staples, B. (2000, August 5). The Republicans call a cease-fire on cities. New York Times
Extra Copies of the following books:
Politics and Prejudice, by Richard Harris
Delinquency in Our Democracy, by Richard Harris
Chester: Images of American, by the Chester Historical Preservation Committee.
Issues of the Chester Spotlight, a newspaper founded in 2006 by Stefan Roots. The papers missions is described in this way:
"The purpose of The Chester Spotlight is to become the premier destination in print and on the Internet to learn about information regarding government, business, community, education, religious, sports and entertainment events throughout Chester. We want you to get to know the interesting people that are associated with Chester by presenting exciting interviews with Chester citizens, leaders, and youth. Our goal is to present Chester as a city of great people, with a great future, led by great visionaries, and producing great youth."
Includes book written by Stefan Roots titled "Black Industrialist, The Melvin Wade Story".