Chandler Family Papers

Gladstone Lewis Chandler was an English professor at Morehouse College from 1931 until his death in 1965. During his 34 year tenure, he served as the faculty representative for the Maroon Tiger, the student-run newspaper, and taught three generations of Morehouse graduates, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Outside of his career as a professor, Chandler was also involved in the Atlanta community as an active civic worker and the leader of campaigns for the YMCA, the Community Chest, and the UNCF. He was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church as an active participant in the Vestry and the Men's Club. He also served as president of the neighborhood club Fountain Drive-Morris Brown Drive community club, where he led a successful battle to prevent a highway from being built through the neighborhood. Beyond his civic activity, Chandler was the first African American to conduct a campaign for a mayoral candidate in the city of Atlanta. The photographs in this collection document the personal and professional life of Gladstone Chandler and the Chandler family.

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