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Various [Group of 41 pieces, including small broadsides, flyers, pamphlets, booklets about Civil Rights topics, 1963-1989] [Decimalized .01-.36]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: Type: Header Record Date: 1947-1989 Pagination: 41 items. Order a Copy

Collection consisting of 41 items dated 1947 to 1989 related to Civil Rights era. Items include circular letters, donation envelopes, pamphlets, a 33 rpm record, and other materials. A small portion from the collection contain items from organizations advocating for Civil Rights such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Southern Regional Council. Bulk of items belong to groups opposing Civil Rights. Documents highlight legal battles in Southern states related to police brutality against African-Americans, responses to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963, anti-integration groups against the Civil Rights Act, marches that took place in Montgomery and Birmingham, and speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
McCarthy, Eugene, 1916-2005
Lawrence, D. H., 1885-1930
Miller, Henry, 1751-1824
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
Moses, Robert, 1888-1981
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Collins, Sarah, 1951-
Haven, Gilbert, 1821-1880
Coleman, Willie Jr., fl. 1963
Linn, Marjorie Lees, 1930-1979
Strout, Donald E., 1909-1986
Reed, Emily, fl. 1959
Eddins, E.O., fl. 1904-1970

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