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VCU_M296 Box 2 FMississippi_ Medgar Evers letter to JBrooks May 15 1958 rsz.jpg
Letter from Medgar W. Evers, Field Secretary, Mississippi NAACP to John M. Brooks, Director, Voter Registration, Virginia NAACP. Dated May 15, 1958, the letter is an update on the progress of voter registration efforts in Mississippi. Text: Mr.…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission Federal Council Bulletin Sept Oct 1926 p7 rsz.jpg
Pages 7-8 (front and back) removed from Federal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926. The article, "Church Women Explore Interracial Paths," details an interracial conference held on September 21-22, 1926 at Eagles Mere, Pa.The conference was…

VCU_Cartoons Magazine v16 n1 1919 D R Fitzpatrick p104 rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel R. Fitzpatrick of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Image Description: A man who appears to be Japanese, labelled "Racial Equality" sits patiently. A shuttered window behind him is marked "Peace…

UPSEM_Need of Compulsory Education in the South_cover 084 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet by W.H. Hand, State High School Inspector, Columbia, South Carolina. Reprint from the Child Labor Bulletin, 1/1, June 1912. Includes data from the 1910 U.S. Census.Excerpts:p. 6 "...in a democracy where manhood suffrage practically prevails,…

UMW_James Farmer image1608 cEdward Hollander_CORE rsz.jpg
Group of men, including James Farmer, during his second attempt to march to Montgomery, Alabama from Selma, Alabama. From left to right: Fred Shuttlesworth, Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, and James Forman. In the foreground: Andrew Young.

Union PSem_Rev John Kirstein letter against PCUS statement_MarchWash054 rsz.jpg
Letter to Aubrey Brown, Jr., editor of The Presbyterian Outlook, from Rev. John A. Kirstein, associate editor of the Presbyterian Survey, in opposition to the PCUS statement to the National Council of Churches. 

VCU_M 9 Box 34 Va church conference race relations letter Lacy to Clark rsz.jpg
Letter of invitation from Dr. Ben R. Lacy, Jr. Chairman of the Conference Committe and President, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. Addressed to Miss Adele Clark. the letter invites her to attend the Virginia Church Conference on Race…

Beth Ahabah_National Socialist White Peoples Party_Boating not Busing flyer rsz.jpg
Anti-busing, anti-integration, anti-government flyer created by the National Socialist White Peoples Party (previously named the American Nazi Party) of Arlington, Va.Using violent antisemitic and racist speech, this flyer paints a dire picture of an…

VCU_PN 6727_P38H47 1960z_Here Comes Whiteman crop rsz.jpg
White supremacist comic book created for the American Nazi Party by member John Patler. Born John C. Patsalos, John Patler joined the American Nazi Party in 1960 and changed his name. The ANP had its headquarters in Arlington, Va. In 1967 Patler…

VCU_HQ 755_5_UV5 1925 Eugenics in relation to the new family cover rsz.jpg
Eugenics in Relation to the New Family and the Law on Racial Integrity. Including a paper read before the American Public Health Association.Pamphlet created by W. A. Plecker, M.D.,Virginia state registrar of vital statistics from 1912 to 1946.…

Union PSem_Press Release PCUS Aug 22 1963_p1_MarchWash051 rsz.jpg
Press release from the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (commonly known as the Southern Presbyterian Church) in Atlanta, GA, dated 22 Aug 1963. It announces the official resistance of the PCUS to participation in the March…

Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story 1958 crop rsz.jpg
Educational comic book published by the Fellowship of Reconciliationfollowing the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The comic book advocates for the principles of nonviolence and teaches methods of nonviolent resistance. It was produced by the…

Anti busing protesters P_74_11_18o_rsz.jpg
Black and white photograph of people preparing for an anti-busing demonstration. A woman stands holding an American flag, and a man standing with her wears a hand-lettered anti-busing sign, "Forced bussing & consolidation of schools will lead to…

VCU_M 342 Box 13 Race_ANP and GLR 63-68 boat ticket rsz2.jpg
Two-sided handbill in the form of a mock boat ticket on one side and, on the other, an advertisement for a product to turn white liberals into black. A coupon gives an address where one may send away for additional copies of this "ticket" and…

VMHC_SONS newsletter L11 S5 (p. 1) rsz.jpg
This newsletter is a publication of the anti-busing Save Our Neighborhood Schools, Inc., (SONS) organization. A subscription form listing the Board of Directors for SONS is also shown. In the 1970 case, Bradley v. Richmond School Board, Judge Robert…

Union PSem_SCLC Sept 1963 p1 MarchWash036 rsz.jpg
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) newsletter published weeks after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The newsletter reports on the March and also reports on the upcoming 7th Annual conference to take place at Virginia Union…

U Minnesota_SCLC Crusade for the Vote brochure p1 rsz.jpg
Brochure distributed by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) which describes and promotes the "Crusade for the Ballot. To Double the Negro Vote in the South." The campaign aimed to double the number of registered Black voters in the…

U Minnesota_Voting Rights Act the first months front cover rsz.jpg
Within the first six weeks after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, staff attorneys from the Commission on Civil Rights visited 32 Southern counties and parishes to study the implementation of the legislation. This document is their report,…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission_ Va Membership p1 rsz.jpg
List of members and the organizations they represented in the Virginia Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Dr. R.E. Blackwell was the Virginia Chairman of this group. The parent organization, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), was…

VCU_M342 Box 13 Rockwell for Gov flyer rsz NO AD.jpg
Two-sided campaign leaflet for George Lincoln Rockwell's 1965 gubernatorial campaign. One side appears to originate from Rockwell's organization, the American Nazi Party, and includes an advertisement for Hatenanny Records.The reverse contains a…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission_ Letter from Westbrook April 23 1928_second conf rsz.jpg
Letter from Mary L. Westbrook (Mrs. Richard W. Westbrook), Chairman, Church Women's Committee on Race Relations, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, Inc. (Federal Council of Churches), sent to Adele Goodman Clark in her capacity as…

M 9 Box 51 Anti_Suffrage Beware Men of the South rsz.jpg
An anti-suffrage handbill which attempted to sway men's opinions by making them fearful. This one asks the reader to recall the American Civil War, which had taken place during their parents' lifetime.Text:"BEWARE!MEN OF THE SOUTH: Heed not the song…

VCU_We Will Die for Our Civil Rights_John Hicks rsz.jpg
Protesters in front of J.J. Newberry, Main Street, Farmville, Va., July 1963. John Hicks carries sign in foreground; Isaac Dungee stands behind him.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now Project

VCU_Sandy Stokes Main St Farmville July 1963 rsz.jpg
Students protest Prince Edward County public school closings, Main Street near courthouse, Farmville, Va., July 1963.Sandra "Sandy" Stokes in foreground. Second person in line is Everett Berryman, Jr. followed by Emerson Hunt.from VCU Libraries…

VCU_Rev James Franklin Main St Farmville July 29 1963 rsz.jpg
Protesters and shoppers outside Southside Sundry, Farmville, Va., July 1963.The Rev. James "Jimmy" Franklin of Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland carries "America is our Jail..." sign. Catherine Scott is at right.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now…
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