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Inter-Citizens Committee [Inter-Citizens Committee mailing list]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.13 Author/Creator: Inter-Citizens Committee Place Written: Birmingham, Alabama Type: Printed document Date: 1963 Pagination: 2 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: One mailing list letter from the Inter-Citizens Committee detailing the background history, activities and donations criteria. Letter mentions an African American veteran who was shot and paralyzed by a policemen and another man who was castrated by a mob in 1957.

People: Ware, J. Lowell, 1928-1991
Wilson, J.C., fl, 1963
Oliver, C. Herbert, 1925-
Terrell, G. L., fl. 1963
Taylor, William L., 1931-2010

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil RightsSegregationRace discriminationAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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