Wake Up! Richmond, Va. Crusade for Voters [handbill]

Files

VCU_M 296 Box 2 fRichmond Crusade for Voters broadside 1976 rsz.jpg

Title

Wake Up! Richmond, Va. Crusade for Voters [handbill]

Description

This handbill was produced during Crusade for Voters campaign in 1976.

The Crusade for Voters in Richmond, Virginia was started by John Mitchell Brooks, Dr. William S. Thornton, Dr. William Ferguson Reid, Ethel T. Overby and Lola Hamilton.

Excerpts:
WAKE UP! Richmond, Va. 
Voters Needed
50,000 or more Voters
Needed to say that I am a citizen on election day
Down with apathy
Down with unemployment
Don't let the newspaper lull you to sleep
Be alert! Be a card carrying voter

Any U.S. Citizen who will be 18 years or older before November 2, 1976 is eligible to vote

IT IS FREE

All Applicants MUST have their Social Security Number and know their birthdate. You must apply in person - no one can register for you. 
IF YOU HAVE BEEN PURGED - PLEASE REGISTER.
...
"YOU GOTTA BELIEVE IT" YOUR ONE VOTE DOES COUNT

Creator

Crusade for Voters Registration and Education Committee

Source

M 296, Box 2, John Mitchell Brooks Collection of NAACP Files 1957-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1976

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

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Notes

Learn more: 
Davis, B.N. (2018). ‘We Decided to Start a Third Party’ Richmond Magazine 
Nurturing the Roots: 90for90 and Black Political Power. The Progressive, July 15, 2016. 
Komp, C. (2017, October 26). The Lasting Legacy of the Richmond Crusade for Voters. Community Idea Stations. 
Matthews, K. A. (2017). The Richmond Crusade for Voters. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing.

Citation

Crusade for Voters Registration and Education Committee, “Wake Up! Richmond, Va. Crusade for Voters [handbill],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed August 3, 2021, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/464.