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552589

Barack Obama becomes America's first African-American president...

Item #552589

November 05, 2008

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Illinois, November 5, 2008



* Barrack Obama elected President of the United States

* Hometown newspaper of first African-American president



Presidential election newspapers have always been a mainstay of any historic newspaper collection, and ideally collectors try to find such an issue from the victor's hometown.



This newspaper is special for three reasons: 1) it is ... See More  

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629582

First African-American President of the United States...

Item #629582

November 05, 2008

USA TODAY, November 5, 2008  This 48 page newspaper has a nice two line banner headline on the front page: "America makes history, Obama Wins! " with subheads and nice color photo of Obama with family. Much more on the inside pages in the 1st section. (see)

Nice condition.



Our post on the History's Newsstand Blog:

Regardless of your view on the recent U.S. election, one

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671604

Constance Baker Motley's obituary...

John Roberts is sworn in as Chief Justice of the SCOTUS...

Item #671604

September 30, 2005

LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 30, 2005  The front page has the full banner heading: "Roberts Is Sworn in as Chief Justice", which includes a small image of him. Additional coverage is on inside pages 12 and 13. Also noteworthy is the page B8 obituary of Constance Baker Motley, the first-ever black federal judge and a prominent civil rights leader, which also include a photo of her al... See More  

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668359

Death reports os Edward Smith and Al Loving - noteworthy Black Americans...

Item #668359

July 09, 2005

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 9, 2005



* Death reports of 2 noteworthy Black Americans

* Edward Smith - co-founder of the Black Stuntmen's Association

* Al Loving - African-American abstract expressionist painter






Page B12 and B13, under "Obituaries", has "Edward Smith; 81; Fought for Film Work for Black Stuntman" and "Al Loving, 69; African American Abstract Artist
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641404

Death and obituary of Shirley Chisholm...

Item #641404

January 04, 2005

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 4, 2005  



* Death of Shirley Chisholm

* 1st African American Woman

* Elected to United States Congress




Page 10 of Section B has a half-page report on the death and obituary of "Shirley Chisholm, 80: Ran for President, Served 13 Years in Congress." She was the first African-American to be elected to the United States Congress; and in 1972 the f... See More  

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649831

The Million Man March at the nation's capital...

Item #649831

October 17, 1995

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 17, 1995 



* Million Man March

* African Americans

* Louis Farrakhan

* National Mall - Wash. D.C.




The nice headline reports on the Million Man March on Washington with: "Black Men, in Show of Unity, Join in 400,000-Strong March". This event was a gathering of African-American men at the National Mall, called by Louis Farrakhan. Also on the ftpg: "... See More  

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644760

Death of Cab Calloway, in a Los A ngeles newspaper...

Item #644760

November 20, 1994

LOS ANGELES TIMES, November 20, 1994



* Cab Calloway death (1st report)

* African American jazz - scat singer

* Cotton Club, Harlem, New York City




Neat the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Cab Calloway, Legendary Hi De Ho Man of Jazz, Dies" with photo. (See) Nice to have this report in a newspaper from the capital of the entertainment industry.

The complete firs... See More  

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646883

The death of famed singer Marian Anderson...

Item #646883

April 09, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 9, 1993 



* Marian Anderson death

* African American Contralto

* Lincoln Memorial concert fame




The bottom of the front page has a report headed: "Trailblazing Contralto Marian Anderson Dies" with subhead: "The Black Singer Overcame Prejudice to Gain Worldwide Acclaim for Her Concert Hall Artistry". Included is a photo of her from 1939.

The ... See More  

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654788

Arthur Ashe's death report - dies of AIDS...

Item #654788

February 07, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 7, 1993 (2-sections)



* Arthur Ashe's death report

* dies of AIDS...

* Only African-American to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open (at the time of his death)




Both the front page and the 1st page of the Sports Section tell of the death of Arthur Ashe.

Included are the main section and the Sports Section - both which are in excellent condition.... See More  

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596678

Martin Luther King Jr.'s mother slain...

Item #596678

July 01, 1974

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 1, 1974 



* Alberta Williams King killed 

* Martin Luther King Jr. mother
 

* Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov defects 



The front page has a four column headline: "Mother of Dr. King Is Killed in Church; Atlanta Deacon Slain; Gunman Seized" with subhead and two related photos. Much more on page 20. Loads of text here. 1st report coverage ... See More  

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665387

Death of Jackie Robinson...

Item #665387

October 25, 1972

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, October 25, 1972 



* Jackie Robinson death... Brooklyn Dodgers

* 1st African-American to play MLB baseball

* 1st be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame




The front page has a one column heading: "Jackie Robinson to Be Buried in Brooklyn". (see)

Complete in 10 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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642613

Death of Jackie Robinson...

Item #642613

October 24, 1972

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, October 24, 1972 



* Jackie Robinson death... Brooklyn Dodgers

* 1st African-American to play MLB baseball

* 1st be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame




The back page has a one column heading: "Jackie Robinson Is Dead at 51". (see)

Complete as a 4 page issue, a few small binding holes along the spine, address stamp within the masthead, nice... See More  

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615496

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #615496

June 18, 1971

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, June 18, 1971  This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Nation Of Islam and covered current events around the world as well as relevant news in African American commun... See More  

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587300

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #587300

April 16, 1971

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, April 16, 1971  This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Nation Of Islam and covered current events around the world as well as relevant news in African American commu... See More  

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626815

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #626815

April 16, 1971

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, April 16, 1971 



* Rare African American periodical

* Nation of Islam religious movement

* Elijah Muhammad - founder




This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Na... See More  

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630771

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #630771

December 18, 1970

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 18, 1970  This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Nation Of Islam and covered current events around the world as well as relevant news in African American commun... See More  

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637292

James Earl Ray sentenced...

Item #637292

March 11, 1969

THE EVENING TELEGRAM, Herkimer, New York, March 11, 1969



* James Earl Ray sentenced to 99 years

* Martin Luther King Jr. murderer




Above the masthead is a six column headline: "Ray Sentence Leaves Many Queries Unanswered" with caption: "Mrs.King Dissatisfied On Outcome"

Complete in 12 pages, good condition.... See More  

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210049

Richard Nixon 1969 Inauguration...

Item #210049

January 20, 1969

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, January 20, 1969. This 24 page newspaper has a two line, four column headline on the front page: "Nixon to Assume Presidency Today" plus relatred photos that tell of Richard Nixon's Inauguration day. Other interesating headlines on the fron page include: "His Burden Lifted, LBJ Heads for History" & "Binoculars, Rifle Aid Police In ... See More  

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599475

Arthur Ashe 1st black U.S. Open tennis champ....

Item #599475

August 26, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, August 26, 1968



* Tennis star Arthur Ashe

* 1st black to win

* US Open




Within the sport's section (page 8) is a three column heading: "1st American In 15 Years As Ashe Takes Nationals". This is 1st report coverage on Arthur Ashe becoming the first African American to win the United States Open Tennis championship.



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672324

Negro League star Satchel Paige signed with the Atlanta Braves...

Item #672324

August 13, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Mass., August 13, 1968



* Negro League star Satchel Paige signed with the Atlanta Braves at 70 years of age.

* He may pitch!




Page 6 has: "Ageless Satch Paige Has Signed On With Atlanta", which includes approx. 8 inches of supporting text. See images for details.



Complete in 10 pages, evenly toned, overall good.



Background: Satchel Paige had the honor of... See More  

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561111

James Earl Ray captured...

Item #561111

June 10, 1968

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 10, 1968



* James Earl Ray captured

* Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassination suspect




This 24 page newspaper has a three line headline on the front page: "King's Accused Killer May Fight Extradition".



Tells of the capture of James Earl Ray in London, England for the murder of the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.



Other news... See More  

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637751

Robert Kennedy mourned... Extradition sought for James Earl Ray...

Item #637751

June 10, 1968

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Russell, Kansas, June 10, 1968  The front page has a headline "Pilgrimages Continue at Grave -- Millions Mourn Kennedy". "The pilgrimage of mourners to the grave of Robert F. Kennedy continued today. More than 7,000 filed past the new white cross at Arlington National Cemetery before midday...". This tells of Mr. Kennedy's burial.

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637758

James Earl Ray wanted by FBI...

Item #637758

May 14, 1968

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Pratt, Kansas, May 14, 1868  Page 6 carries a 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch advertisement "WANTED BY FBI" for James Earl Ray and the list of all of his aliasas. "James Earl Ray, a Missouri prison escapee, sought under the alias Eric Starvo Galt in connection with the gunshot slaying of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is one of the FBI's 'Ten Mos... See More  

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207198

Search for Dr. King's Killer...

Item #207198

April 13, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, April 13, 1968, from Leominster, MA.  Front page two-column wide headline "FBI Is Silent In Search For Dr. King's Killer" with a subhead within the article of "Warrant Rescinded". This is the full issue and is in nice condition with slight browning around the edges. See photos for full details.

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666036

Martin Luther King, Stevie Wonder, Hair...

Item #666036

April 11, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, April 11, 1968  As most might be aware "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse a tradition it maintained throughout its 60+ year history.

This issue has many pages and articles co... See More  

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618851

Death of Martin Luther King, Jr...

Item #618851

April 08, 1968

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, April 8, 1968 



* Martin Luther King Jr. assassination

* Negroes riot - protests



The front page has a four column headline: "Riot-Ripped Capital Guarded By Armed Troops, Hundreds Fires Set" Also: "Congress Expected To Act On Civil Rights In Wake Of Riots" and more.

The back page has a five column headline: "Hopes King Murder Will End ... See More  

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650069

Voice of the Nation of Islam... Muhammad Ali...

Item #650069

February 23, 1968

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, February 23, 1968 This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Nation Of Islam and covered current events around the world as well as relevant news in African American communit... See More  

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647897

Carl B. Stokes... First African-American Mayor of a large U.S. city...

Item #647897

November 09, 1967

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, November 9, 1967



* Carl  B. Stokes becomes 1st African-American mayor of a large U.S. city

* Elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio

* Richard G. Hatcher becomes 1st African American mayor of Gary, Indiana




The front page has a four column heading: "Negro Elected Mayor in Gary, Ind.; Stokes Apparent Victor in Cleveland" First report coverage on ... See More  

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664318

"The Rise of the American Black Man"...

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #664318

October 06, 1967

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, October 6,1967, published in Chicago. 

The front page has: "Muhammad on: THE RISE OF THE AMERICAN BLACK MAN - THE OPPOSITION", which includes a photo of him and continues on an inside page. The back page has another photo of "The Honorable Elijah Muhammad" with an article: "What the Muslims Want".

The issue is complete in 28 pages, has a few sm... See More  

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668288

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #668288

August 25, 1967

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Sept. 11, 1964  The front page has: "Messenger Muhammad Reports: PLANK TO BUILD BLACK BANK!  3 Blocks From The White House".

The centerfold has 2 color photos of: "Muhammad Ali: A Champion Inside and Outside of Boxing Ring".

Complete in 28 pages, tabloid-size, nice condition.



Note: This newspaper was one of the most widely-read that was ... See More  

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671949

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #671949

August 25, 1967

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Aug. 25,1967 



* Nation of Islam religious movement

* Elijah Muhammad - founder

* Fight for civil rights era original




The front page has: "Messenger Muhammad: A NATION IN A NATION!", which includes a photo of "The Hon. Elijah Muhammad" with a related article inside.

Other articles within: "Revolt Against Viet War Splits 'White Pow... See More  

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630768

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #630768

June 02, 1967

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, June 2, 1967 This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Nation Of Islam and covered current events around the world as well as relevant news in African American communities, ... See More  

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626920

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #626920

March 17, 1967

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, March 17, 1967 This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Nation Of Islam and covered current events around the world as well as relevant news in African American communities... See More  

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216775

Lawrence Joel Receives Medal of Honor...

Item #216775

March 10, 1967

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, March 10, 1967.



* Lawrence Joel

* African American Medic

* Congessional Medal of Honor




This 12 page newspaper has a two column photo on the front page of President Lyndon Johnson giving Lawrence Joel, medical corpsman the medal of honor (see photo). Other news of the day with ads throughout. Small binding holes, otherwise in good condition.



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653756

James H. Meredith shot.. Civil Rights...

Item #653756

June 07, 1966

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 7, 1966



* James Howard Meredith shot

* 1st University of Mississippi African-American student

* Civil Rights march for voting




The front page has a four column headline: "Wounded Meredith Vows: 'A Shall Return' To Miss." with two related photos. (see) 1st report coverage on James Meredith being shot during his Civil Rights march fro... See More  

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588783

1965 Watts riots.. Los Angeles CA....

Item #588783

August 17, 1965

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, August 17, 1965



* Watts Riots

* Los Angeles, California



This 10 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Defiant Snipers, Police Duel In L.A. Negro Area"



Coverage on the Watts riots in Los Angeles California. Other news of the day.



Minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.



wikipedia notes: The rio... See More  

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664308

John Wilcock on Andy Warhol... Jules Feifer,,,

Item #664308

May 06, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, May 6, 1965



Starting on page five is a comprehensive article by John Wilcock on Andy Warhol, which takes multiple pages: "The Detached Cool Of Andy Warhol." Some consider this article as a classic, and foundational in regards to his later work on Warhol.

Page 4 has an intriguing cartoon by Jules Feiffer depicting a group of white men pa... See More  

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665126

Martin Luther King Jr. & Civil Rights....

Item #665126

March 29, 1965

DETROIT FREE PRESS, March 29, 1965



* Post Selma to Montgomery march

* Martin Luther King Jr. & Civil Rights

* Call for boycott in Alabama




The front page has a three column heading: "King Urges World Boycott Of Ala. to Force Reforms" with small photo of King. (see)

Complete with all 40+ pages, small binding holes along the spine, small library stamp within masthead, generall... See More  

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665584

Selma to Montgomery march in 1965....

Item #665584

March 26, 1965

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Mass., March 26, 1965



* Selma to Montgomery AL Alabama

* Martin Luther King Jr.


* Viola Liuzzo murder



The front page has a three column headline: "New Englanders Join In Rights Activities" with photo. (see) Also a two column heading: "Officials Fear Renewed Violence After Slaying" (see) This was the 3rd and final try which ended in success.

Compl... See More  

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664402

Gemini 3 spaceflight.... Grissom & Young...

Item #664402

March 24, 1965

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., March 24, 1965



* Gemini 3 manned spaceflight - NASA

* Gus Grissom & John W. Young

* Selma to Montgomery AL Alabama

* Martin Luther King Jr.

* Civil Rights march




The front page has a nice banner headline: "SPACE TWINS IN TRIPLE SUCCESS" with subheads and large photo. NIce for display. More inside.

Also a one column heading: "Ala. Marchers ... See More  

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664397

Selma to Montgomery march in 1965....

Item #664397

March 21, 1965

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass March 21, 1965



* Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

* Martin Luther King Jr.

* Civil Rights march beginning (day of)




The top of the front page has a four column headline: "Troops Set to Guard Rights March Today" with subheads. Related photo on page 22. This would be the 3rd try which would end in success.

Complete 1st section only with all 28 pages, minor ... See More  

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585860

The death of Amos Alonzo Stagg... 1st ever space walk... Selma-Montgomery March...

Item #585860

March 18, 1965

THE DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, March 18, 1965



* Judge grants Selma to Montgomery march

* Amos Alonzo Stagg death (1st report)


* Cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov, 1st ever human space walk (historic)



This newspaper has a banner headline on the front page above the masthead: "Russian Takes First Space Walk From Orbiting Ship" with subhead "2 Cosmonauts Up; One Walks ... See More  

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617623

Selma-Montgomery march ruling... Johnson's voting bill...

Item #617623

March 18, 1965

WALL STREET JOURNAL, Pacific Coast Edition, March 18, 1965  On the front page under the heading "World Wide" reports "Johnson Sent his new Negro voting bill to Congress"; "Alabama Officials were barred from hindering a 50-mile civil-rights march" and "Martin Luther King, Jr. triumphantly announced the decision to hundreds of his followers massed before the c... See More  

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618450

March from Selma to Montgomery...

Item #618450

March 16, 1965

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, March 16, 1965 



* Selma to Montgomery, Alabama 

* Martin Luther King Jr.




The front page has a five column headline: "Negro Leaders Meet On Plans To Resume Highway March To Capitol" (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages, a few small binding holes along spine, otherwise nice.... See More  

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618622

March from Selma to Montgomery...

Item #618622

March 15, 1965

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, March 15, 1965 



* Selma to Montgomery, Alabama 

* Martin Luther King Jr.

* Fight for Civil Rights era original




The front page has a four column headline: "Memorial March at Selma Is Blocked By Police Today" (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few small binding holes along spine, otherwise nice.... See More  

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650097

2nd 1965 march... Selma to Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #650097

March 13, 1965

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, March 13, 1965



* Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

* Martin Luther King Jr.

* 2nd march try - failure




The top of the front page has a a four column headline: "President, Wallace Confer On Explosive Selma Crisis" with subhead. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 6 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, nice con... See More  

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662819

2nd 1965 march... Selma to Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #662819

March 09, 1965

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, March 9, 1965



* Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

* Martin Luther King Jr.

* 2nd march try - failure




The top of the front page has a a three column headline: "Court Orders Delay In 'Freedom March'" with subhead. (see) This was the 2nd attempt to march to Montgomery which ended up in failure.

Complete with all 6 pages, a few small binding holes ... See More  

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617332

Selma Al civil rights ordeal begins...

Item #617332

February 04, 1965

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, February 4, 1965



* Selma & Marion MS demonstrations

* Civil Rights - Voting

* Martin Luther King Jr.




The front page has a small one column heading: "200 More Negroes Are Arrested in Voter Drive". (see) Coverage on the arrest of many negro school children in Selma & Marion Mississippi where Martin Luther King Jr. had a voter registration ca... See More  

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667746

Martin Luther King wins Nobel Peace Prize...

Item #667746

October 14, 1964

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Mass., Oct. 14, 1964



* Martin Luther King Jr.

* Wins Nobel Peace Prize (1st report)




The front page has a two column heading: "Nobel Peace Prize Won By Martin Luther King" (see) First report coverage on Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr., winning the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person to ever win the prestigious award.

Complete with all... See More  

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671230

Wendell Scott wins NASCAR race in 1963...

Item #671230

December 02, 1963

THE DETROIT NEWS, Dec. 2, 1963



* Wendell Scott wins NASCAR race

* 1st and only African American to do so

* Speedway Park, Jacksonville, Florida




The sport's section (page 3-C) has a brief report under the one column heading: "Extra Laps Win 100-Mile Race" which is a first report on the only African American to ever win a NASCAR race at it's top level. I assume the brief r... See More  

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