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African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis, 1970-11-19

Identifier: 2006.003.1.OVRSZ 1.5
Scope and Contents Reprint of James Baldwin's letter to Angela Davis, initially appearing in New York Review of Books. "Dear Sister, One might have hoped that, buy this hour, the very sight of chains on black flesh, or the very sight of chains, would be so intolerable a sight for the American people, and so unbearable a memory, that they would themselves spontaneously rise up and strike off the manacles. But, no, they appear to glory in their chains; now, more than ever, they appear to measure their safety in...
Dates: 1970-11-19

National Citizens' Committee for Winfred Lynn, 1943

Identifier: 2006.
Scope and Contents "Dear Friend: We know that you, along with all democratically-minded citizens, are ashamed of the racial discrimination now being practised in our armed forces...The legal side of the Lynn Case is being handled by the American Civil Liberties Union...Funds are needed for legal expenses...." Includes a mail-in insert to accompany donations.
Dates: 1943

Song of the South, 1940s

Identifier: 2006.
Scope and Contents "Hitler Put His Ideas Over with Movies, Too! 'Song of the South' Insults Negro People...." Flyer stating the problem with the film, the problems in the South, and what we can do about it.
Dates: 1940s