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565130

Ralph Bunche wins Nobel Peace Prize....

Item #565130

September 23, 1950

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, September 23, 1950



* Ralph Bunche wins Nobel Peace Prize

* 1st negro winner

* Arab-Israeli mediator




This 32 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Bunche of U.N. Is Selected For 1950 Nobel Peace Prize" with subhead: "Palestine Mediator's Award First to Negro...." with photo of Bunche.



Tells of the first negro to... See More  

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573790

Joe Louis... last win by knock-out...

Item #573790

June 16, 1951

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, dated June 16, 1951



* Joe Louis (Brown Bomber) last win by K.O.

* Heavyweight boxing




This 30 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 14: "Joe Louis Stops Lee Savold in Sixth Round of "Battle of the Aged" This would be Louis' last career win by knockout.



Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Minor margin w... See More  

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570072

Harry T. Moore assassination....

Item #570072

December 27, 1951

THE TIMES PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 27, 1951  This 36 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "BLAST TAKES LIFE OF NEGRO LEADER" "NAACP Official Killed as Explosion Rips Home".



This tells of the assassination plot on Civil Rights leader Harry T. Moore in Mims, Florida.



Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, otherwise goo... See More  

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588696

Ban of black golf players broken for the first time...

Item #588696

January 18, 1952

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, January 18, 1952



* PGA Professional Golfers Association

* Ban of black players broken for the 1st time




This 40 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 36: "Kroll Shatters Course Standard at San Diego" and "Fire Seven-Under 65 for Three-Stroke Lead; Louis Becomes First Negro to Play in PGA Event"



This was the o... See More  

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566733

Elston Howard becomes 1st Black Yankee...

Item #566733

April 15, 1955

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, April 15, 1955



* Elston Howard 1st black starter (1st report)

* New York Yankees

* MLB baseball




This 40 page newspaper has various baseball reports on the opening week of the 1955 season on pages 33 & 34.



Page 34 has historic one column headline that reads: "Howard First Negro To Play for Yanks In Regular Game" which tells of Elston ... See More  

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617765

Sam Jones.... 1st Negro to throw a no-hitter in Major League Baseball...

Item #617765

May 13, 1955

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, May 13, 1955



* Sam Jones - Chicago Cubs

* 1st Negro to throw a no-hitter in Major League Baseball




The sport's section (page 11) has a two column heading: "HOW IT'S GETTING TO BE IN TOSSING NO-HITTERS IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES" First report coverage on the 1st Negro pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the MLB.

Other news, sports and adver... See More  

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581036

Ernie Banks hits 3 HRs...

Item #581036

August 05, 1955

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, August 5, 1955



* Ernie Banks 3 home runs game

* Chicago Cubs - Mr. Cub




This 14 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 8:  "Cubs' Banks Hits Three Home Runs"



Other news of the day throughout including various advertisements. Paper is in good condition.



wikipedia notes: Ernest "Ernie" Banks (born January 31, 1931 ... See More  

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653030

Emmett Till's murderer's trial... Not Guilty....

Item #653030

September 24, 1955

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, September 24, 1955



* Emmett Louis 'Bobo' Till murderer's trial

* Mississippi Delta

* Not guilty verdict




This 12 page newspaper has a small one column heading at the bottom of the front page: "Two men Acquitted In Mississippi Murder". Unfortunate for such a small report here but still a 1st report on the front page
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659527

Marvin Griffin and the 1956 Sugar Bowl controversy...

Item #659527

December 03, 1955

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Dec. 3, 1955



* Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin

* Southern Armageddon at Sugar Bowl ?

* Bobby Grier - 1st African American ?




The sport's section (page 33) has a two column heading: "Governor's Bowl Stand Is Opposed by Regents" with subhead and related pictorial. (see)

Complete with all 40 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, gen... See More  

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559842

Roy Campanella wins MVP for 3rd time...

Item #559842

December 09, 1955

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, December 9, 1955



* Roy Campanella wins MVP for 3rd & final time

* Brooklyn Dodgers - MLB baseball




This 40 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 34: "Campanella Is Named MV for Third Time" and "Brooklyn Catcher Beats Out Duke Snider by Five Votes for 1955 Honor" with one column photo of Campy. (see)



Other news of the ... See More  

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671076

Autherine Lucy becomes 1st black student to enroll at the University of Alabama...

Item #671076

February 06, 1956

DAILY WORKER, New York, February 9, 1956



* University of Alabama breaks the color barrier

* Autherine Lucy becoming 1st black student to enroll




The front page has a nice headline "World Backs Negro Coed, But Ike Just Waits" Also a one column heading: "Alabama U. Editor His Shameful Riot" and photo of Lucy. (see) Coverage on the demonstrations at the University of Alabama... See More  

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668447

Autherine Lucy attends University of Alabama...

Item #668447

February 08, 1956

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, February 8, 1956 



* Autherine Lucy attending University of Alabama 

* 1st African American student at Tuscaloosa, Alabama
 



Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Demands Alabama U. Readmit Negro Girl" Two related photos are on the back page. Coverage on the 1st black student to attend the University of Alabama during the... See More  

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671616

Martin Luther King Jr. & others arrested.......

Item #671616

February 24, 1956

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1956



* Martin Luther King Jr. arrested

* Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott

* Ralph Abernathy & other key figures




The front page has a one column heading: "ARRESTS CONTINUE IN NEGRO BOYCOTT" with subhead: "24 Ministers Among Those Indicted in Montgomery" (see) Coverage on multiple arrests of several Negroes during the bus boycott in Mon... See More  

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581308

Althea Gibson... 1st Negro Wimbledon champ...

Item #581308

July 08, 1956

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 8, 1956



* Althea Gibson - tennis star

* 1st Negro Wimbledon win (historic)
 



This 50+ page newspaper has a banner headline on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "SHIRLEY FRY CAPTURES WIMBLEDON TITLE" with subheads (see photos).



Of course Fry's win dominated the headlines here because of it being the singles ti... See More  

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659514

Bobby Grier breaks Sugar Bowl color barrier...

Item #659514

December 03, 1956

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Dec. 3, 1956



* Bobby Grier breaks color barrier

* 1956 Sugar Bowl classic

* Georgia Tech vs. Pitt




The top of page 23 has a two column heading: "Tainted Tech Tally Beats Pitt Team, 7-0" with subhead and lineups. (see) Other major bowl games reported as well.

Complete with all 28 pages, light toning at the margins,

nice condition.



wikiedpia notes... See More  

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665432

Ghana, West Africa is born in 1957...

Item #665432

March 06, 1957

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1957



* Dominion of Ghana, Africa is established

* Kwame Nkrumah is the first president




The top of the front page has a four column heading: "Negro Nation of Ghana is Born in Africa" with subhead and related photo. (see) More on p;ages 12 & 13 with photo of Kwame Nkrumah and related map.

Fifty-four pages, toning and minor wear along the central fol... See More  

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674301

"Little Rock Nine" Central High School...

Item #674301

September 07, 1957

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, September 7, 1957 



* Little Rock Nine

* Negro students - Arkansas

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "Faubus Prepares Way For Talks With U.S. On School Deadlock" with subheads and related photo. (see) This report concerns the Little Rock Nine (see hyperlink for more), one of the focal points of the Ci... See More  

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674370

"Little Rock Nine"...

Item #674370

September 10, 1957

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 10, 1957 



* Little Rock Nine - Elizabeth Eckford

* Negro students - Arkansas

* 1st Central High School entry try




The top of the front page has a four column headline: "U.S. TO SEEK WRIT TO FORCE FAUBUS AND GUARD TO PERMIT INTEGRATION; EXTENDED COURT BATTLE EXPECTED'" with subheads and related photo. (see) Coverage continues inside with 2 mor... See More  

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671268

Little Rock Nine in 1957...

Item #671268

September 26, 1957

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, September 26, 1957



* Little Rock Nine

* Negro students - Arkansas

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "Calmest Day at Central School" with subheads. (see)



Complete with 6 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, small library stamp within masthead, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: 
The Lit... See More  

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671299

Flashpoint for the school integration issue...

Item #671299

September 13, 1958

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., Sept. 13, 1958 



* Little Rock, Arkansas

* Negro students

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "Tension In Little Rock As Faubus Commands High Schools To Close" with subhead and related photo. This concerning the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, a flashpoint for the who desegregation issue of ... See More  

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671369

Flashpoint for the school integration issue...

Item #671369

September 13, 1958

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Sept. 13, 1958 



* Cooper v. Aaron

* Supreme Court decision


* Little Rock, Arkansas

* Negro students

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a banner headline: "FAUBUS DEFIES COURT, CLOSES HIGH SCHOOLS" with subheads. Nice for display. This concerning the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, a flashpoint for the who desegrega... See More  

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599440

Negro boys reform school fire disaster....

Item #599440

March 06, 1959

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1959 



* Little Rock AR Arkansas

* Negro reform school fire disaster (1st report)




The front page has one column headings: "FIRE KILLS 21 BOYS IN REFORM SCHOOL", "47 Negroes Escape Locked Dormitory in Arkansas".  This is 1st report coverage on the fire disaster at the State Training School for Delinquent Negro Boys.



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569721

Mack Parker lynching...

Item #569721

April 26, 1959

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 26, 1959  This 50+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "FATE OF NEGRO SEIZED AT MISS. SAID UNKNOWN" "Believed Slain, However; 10 Masked Lynchers Sought by Posse".



Tells of the lynching of negro Mack Parker in Poplarville, Mississippi.



Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, ot... See More  

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575424

Poplarville, MS lynching...

Item #575424

April 27, 1959

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 27, 1959 



* Poplarville MS Mississippi

* Negro lynching - murder




This 20 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "FARMER SEES KIDNAPPING OF JAILED NEGRO" and "Estimates 8 to 10 Men in Miss. Raiding Party; Search Continues". This tells of the lynching of negro Mack Parker in Poplarville, Mis... See More  

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590873

Poplarville, MS lynching...

Item #590873

April 28, 1959

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 28, 1959 



* Poplarville, Mississippi

* Negro lynching - murder




This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "FBI QUIZZES STUDENTS IN LYNCH PROBE" and

"Over 60 Agents Investigating Mississippi Mob Action". This is coverage on the lynching of negro Mack Parker in Poplarville, Mississippi.... See More  

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654870

University of Georgia integration in 1961...

Item #654870

January 11, 1961

THE DETROIT NEWS, January 11, 1961 



* Charlayne Hunter-Gault & Hamilton Holmes

* University of Georgia 1st African-American students



The front page has a one column heading: "2 Negroes in Classes; All is Quiet" with related photo. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 16 pages, some small binding holes along the spine, light toning at the margin... See More  

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600368

Jackie Robinson & Bob Feller... inducted into the Hall of Fame...

Item #600368

January 24, 1962

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, January 24, 1962 



* Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

* Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African American to be so honored 



Page 6 has a one column headline: "Robinson, Feller Join Hall of Fame" 1st report coverage on Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson being inducted into Baseball's hal... See More  

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637096

Earl Wilson throws 1st African American no-hitter...

Item #637096

June 27, 1962

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, June 27, 1962



* Earl Wilson throws no-hitter

* Boston Red Sox

* 1st African American in AL

* Major League Baseball - MLB




The very top of the front page has a banner headline: "Wilson Hurls No-Hitter for Boston Red Sox" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on Boston Red Sox pitcher, Earl Wilson, pitching the very no-hitter for... See More  

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622169

Harvey Gantt breaks the color barrier....

Item #622169

January 28, 1963

THE PARSONS SUN, Kansas, January 28, 1963



* Harvey Gantt break the color barrier

* 1srt Negro enrolled in a South Carolina college

* Clemson University Tigers




The front page has a three column headline: "Color Wall Broken In South Carolina" with caption: "Negro Enrolled at Clemson College" (see) 1st report coverage on Harvey Bernard Gantt becoming the 1st Negro to enrol... See More  

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664940

1st African American major city postmaster general...

Item #664940

April 16, 1963

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 16, 1963



* Leslie N. Shaw

* 1st black postmaster




The top of page 17 has a two column heading: "First Negro in a Postmaster's Job" with photo. (see) First report coverage on Leslie N. Shaw becoming the first African American to become the postmaster of the major United States city.

Complete with all 72 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins... See More  

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637703

Medgar Evers assailant arrested... 125,000 rally in Detroit along with Martin Luther King...

Item #637703

June 24, 1963

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 24, 1963  The front page has a column-wide article "SUSPECT CHARGED IN EVERS MURDER" with subhead "Mississippi Salesman, 42, Seized After Fingerprints on Rifle Are Checked". "Byron de La Beckwith, known as an outspoken white supremacist, was charged with murder today in the ambush slaying of Medgar W. Evers, Negro Civil rights leader...".... See More  

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637750

Memorial service for Medgar Evers...

Item #637750

July 15, 1963

THE EVENING TELEGRAM, Herkimer - Ilion, New York, July 15, 1963  The front page has a two column, two line headline "Honor Medgar Evers Memory In Rainy Capitol Ceremony" which took place in Albany. "...Some of the demonstrators sat on the massive stone staircase of the Capitol, near the carving of the head of a Negro and a broken chain, a symbol of the freeing of the slaves. It... See More  

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671296

16th Street Baptist Church bombing... Civil Rights...

Item #671296

September 18, 1963

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, September 18, 1963



* Birmingham, Alabama church bombing

* African-American girls killed - funerals




The front page has a three column heading: "Birmingham Negroes Pray For Their City at Funeral" with related photo. (see) Coverage on the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Complete with all 42 pages, library stamp within masthead, a fe... See More  

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667887

16th Street Baptist Church bombing arrests...

Item #667887

September 30, 1963

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Mass., September 30, 1963



* Birmingham, Alabama church bombing

* Robert Chambliss & Charles Cagle arrested

* African-American girls killed

* Martin Luther King Jr.




The front page has a two column heading: "Alabama Police Jail Two In Church Bombing Case" (see)

Eight pages, small tape mend on the front page, some small binding holes along the spin... 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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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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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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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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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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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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673844

Harper Lee court case... "To Kill A Mockingbird" under fire...

Item #673844

January 16, 1966

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 16, 1966  



* Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird joins court case

*
 
Kasturba Gandhi tries to win leadership roll in India



Page 82 contains the heading: "Harper Lee Twits School Board in Virginia for Ban on Her Novel", followed by an explanation on how she humiliated the school board saying, "To hear the novel is immoral has m... See More  

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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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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.



H
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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