This 1963 brochure from the NAACP says “From Morning until Night…Humiliation Stalks Them”. This is the text of the testimony of Roy Wilkins, NAACP Executive Secretary, July 22, 1963, in supporting the public accommodations section (Title II, S.1731) of the proposed civil rights bill being considered by the Senate Commerce Committee. It says, “…our faltering fealty to the great ideal of ‘all men’ set down in our Declaration of Independence, has shaken the confidence of the millions of mankind who seek freedom and peace. Do we mean ‘all men’ or do we just say so? Is our nation the leader of the free world or of the white world? Are we for democracy in southeast Asia, but for Jim Crow at home?” Continue reading
This is the August 21, 1967 edition of Newsweek (with the cover story “The Black Mood“) and the March 5, 1965 edition of LIFE Magazine (with the cover story “A Monument to Negro Upheaval” about the death of Malcolm X and the “Resulting Vengeful Gang War”). Also included is the August 22, 1966 edition of Newsweek with cover story “Black and White: A Major Survey of U.S. Racial Attitudes Today“; this issue addresses the racial turbulence that defined 1966.
The following, about the trial (but not in the magazine), is VERY interesting…
Twice frustrated in attempts to convict Collie Leroy Wilkins for the murder of Viola Liuzzo, federal prosecutors successfully prosecuted Wilkins with an 1870 law for depriving Liuzzo of her civil rights.
On March 25, 1965, thousands of civil rights marchers converged on the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery, demanding an end to obstacles to black voter registration. The day of speeches ended Continue reading
Cleanest copy you will ever see of the September 30, 1963 Newsweek with the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on the cover. Inside is an excellent article with great photographs entitled “Birmingham: My God, you’re not even safe in church!” A great time capsule.
Beside the magazine’s fantastic condition, it DOES NOT HAVE A MAILING LABEL. It is as if it is fresh off the newsstand.
Heartbreaking Life Magazine from the funeral of Medgar Evers, June 28, 1963. Magazine is in fantastic condition.
Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. After returning from overseas military service in World War II and completing his secondary education, he became active in the civil rights movement. He became a field secretary for the NAACP. Evers was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the White Citizens’ Council. As a veteran, Evers was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. His murder and the resulting trials inspired civil rights protests, as well as numerous works of art, music, and film. Continue reading
Cleanest copy you will ever see of the July 13, 1964 Newsweek with “Mississippi Summer 1964” on the cover. Inside is an excellent article with great photos. Inside, “Troubled State, Troubled Time.” A great time capsule. You’ll find coverage of the voting drive, the murder of Schwermer, Chaney, and Goodman, the police, civil rights, and more.
Besides the magazine’s fantastic condition, it DOES NOT HAVE a mailing label. It’s as if it is fresh off the newsstand after exactly 50 years. Continue reading