Charlotte Crump Poole

Charlotte Crump (1918-1990) was an important activist at the University of Minnesota.  She was a founder of the Negro Student Council in 1937, and worked for the integration of dormitories and cooperative cottages at the University.  Her story, “This Free North,” appeared in the literary supplement of the Minnesota Daily, and it was singled out by the African American Newspaper, the Minneapolis Spokesman, for its impact on the campus.  She was the first African American to serve on the Minnesota Gopher Yearbook, and also ran for the All University Council in 1942.

She appeared on the cover of Opportunity Magazine, a publication of the Urban League, when she entered the University of Minnesota in 1935 as a freshman.

She was a journalist at the Pittsburgh Courier, worked at the national office of the NAACP in Wsahington DC, and moved to San Francisco where she founded the Jack and Jill Clubs.

CreatorOpportunity magazine, National Urban LeagueSourceOpportunity magazine, National Urban LeagueRightsImage is available courtesy the University of Minnesota Archives. For additional information about the use or re-use of this image please contact the University of Minnesota Archives at of MinnesotaTime Period1930s