Evelio Grillo photographs and other material, circa 1930-2000

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-026
Creators:
Grillo, Evelio
Dates:
circa 1930-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.27 Linear Feet
1 box; 2 folders
Repository:
The collection, which dates from circa 1930 to 2000 and measures .27 linear feet, documents the personal life and professional activities of Evelio Grillo. The collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, a transparency, a book entitled "Black Cuban Black American" and a pre-publication manuscript copy of the same.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Grillo, a community organizer and political activist, was born in Ybor City, Florida in 1919. The son of black Cuban cigar makers,Grillo family settled in a predominantly Latino neighborhood inside Tampa, Florida. Grillo attended black segregated schools and grew up with black role models. He went on to attend Dunbar High, an all-black high school in Washington, D.C., and attended Xavier University, a college for black students in New Orleans, Louisiana. Grillo was then drafted into the Army to serve in a "colored" unit in the China-Burma-India Theater. After his discharge from the Army, Grillo moved to Oakland, Calif., where he would eventually enter the University of California, Berkeley and earn a Master of Social Welfare degree in 1953. His activist work has focused on integrating citizens who have come from different backgrounds, heritages and ethnicities, particularly in the African American and Hispanic communities.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Evelio Grillo photographs and other material, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Evelio Grillo.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Evelio Grillo photographs and other material, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Evelio Grillo.

Keywords
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Black-and-white negatives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Negatives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuban Americans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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African Americans -- Race identity Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Collections/ArchiveCollection