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National Urban League The Power of the Ballot, A Handbook for Black Political Participation.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.196.02 Author/Creator: National Urban League Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1973 Pagination: 126 p. ; 22.8 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled "The Power of the Ballot, A Handbook for Black Political Participation," dated 1973. Item was published for the purpose of promoting strategies to register large amounts of black voters. Gives algorithms to figure out the best way to target voters, planning timetables, evaluations, and lists of resources and suggested reading.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementRace discriminationAfrican American AuthorAfrican AmericansVoting RightsElectionCanvassing

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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