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New Orleans Citizens Council Don't Buy A Ford Ever Again. From the New Orleans Citizens Council: To All White Citizens.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08259 Author/Creator: New Orleans Citizens Council Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadsides Date: circa 1960 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Racist New Orleans broadside promoting a boycott of Ford Motor Co.'s support of the Civil Rights movement.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Transportation, Industry, Civil Rights, Segregation, African American History

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement The Sixties