It may be open for research, but the collection is probably still closed to those outside of the academy and they are restricting access to some of the documents.
“Politics is power. Language is political.” When June Jordan (1936–2002) wrote those words in her manuscript “Black English: The Politics of Translation” in 1973, she was establishing her reputation as an essayist and poet. Within 20 years, she had published more than two dozen books and become one of the most prolific and outspoken African American writers ever. She dedicated her life and her gift to fighting for human rights.