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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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677347

16th Street Baptist Church bombing...

Item #677347

September 16, 1963

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., September 16, 1963



* 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

* Birmingham, Alabama Ku Klux Klan

* African-American girls killed




The top of the front page has a five column headline: "Negro Leaders Protest New Alabama Violence" with related photo. (see)  First report coverage on the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Complete wit... 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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$38.00
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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678668

Academy Award winners 1964...

Item #678668

April 14, 1964

SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., April 14, 1964



*Sidney Poitier wins Oscar

*1st Black American Male to win an Academy Award




The front page has: "Sidney Poitier, Miss. Neal, 'Tom Jones' Take Oscars", with an accompanying image.  The coverage continues on page 7.  Sidney Poitier, who came from very humble beginnings, was the 1st American Black man to win an Academy Award... See More  

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$165.00
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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669409

Very dramatic headline on the assassination of Malcolm X...

Item #669409

February 22, 1965

THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Feb. 22, 1965



* Malcolm X assassination (1st report)

* Fiery Negro extremist




This is a very rare issue with an uncommonly dramatic front page reporting of the death of Malcolm X, the banner head noting: "MALCOLM X SLAIN; 3 HELD" with a subhead: "Rivalry Of Muslims Suspected As Motive". Included also is a one column photo captioned: "Malcolm X ... 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 (1st section only)



* 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 immora... 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.



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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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681147

Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated...

Item #681147

April 05, 1968

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, EXTRA, April 5, 1968 



* Martin Luther King Jr. assassination (1st report)

* African American pastor - civil rights leader

* INCOMPLETE ISSUE (Pages 1-2 & 17-18 only)




The front page has a nice and displayable headline above the masthead that announces: "MARTIN LUTHER KING MURDERED IN MEMPHIS" with subhead and small photo of King. (see)

In... 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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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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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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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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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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668295

A civil rights-themed underground newspaper...

Item #668295

November 01, 1971

PAMOJA VENCEREMOS - TOGETHER WE WILL WIN, Palo Alto, California, Nov., 1971  An underground newspaper which seemed to focus on civil rights and the plight of the African American. The ftpg. has a photo of Angela Davis.

It appears to have printed from 1971 thru 1973. This is issue #13.

Tabloid-size, 28 pages, good condition.

Item from Catalog 310 (released for September, 2021)...

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$52.00
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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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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$44.00
674156

1st African American plays Masters golf....

Item #674156

April 11, 1975

SUN-TIMES, Chicago, April 11, 1975



* Lee Elder breaks the color barrier

* 1st African American in Masters (day 1)

* PGA Professional Gold Accociation




The bottom of the back page has a photo showing Lee Elder teeing off on the 1st hole with small heading: "Historic Moment" Also a heading: "Nichols leading Masters" with reporting on the color barrier being broken. Coverag... See More  

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677869

Tuskegee Airmen honored at museum...

Item #677869

September 26, 1982

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 26, 1982



* Tuskegee Airmen honored w/ opneing

* African American pilots of WWII

* National Air and Space Museum exhibit

* 1982 Wilkes-Barre shootings

* George Banks spree killings




The top of page 33 has a two column heading: "Museum Exhibit Traces Blacks' Role in Aviation" with related pictorial. (see) First report coverage on the "Black Wings... 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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678654

The death of famed singer Marian Anderson...

Item #678654

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: "Rich-Voiced Contralto Marian Anderson Dies" with subhead: "the pioneering black singer overcame prejudice to gain wide acclaim" and photo. (see)

The article carries over to page 34 with much detai... 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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$56.00
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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679148

Eldridge Cleaver's death report... Obit of Bruce Springsteen's father...

Item #679148

May 02, 1998

LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 2, 1998
 
* Death of Eldridge Cleaver
* From Black Panther to Mormon environmental & peace activist
 
The front page has: "Eldridge Cleaver, Former Black Panther, Dies", which tells of the life and death of the notable activist and author of "Soul On Ice" (considered a seminal work in African-American literature). The
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680040

Death and obituary of Shirley Chisholm...

Item #680040

January 04, 2005

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 4, 2005  



* Death of Shirley Chisholm

* 1st African American Woman elected to the 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 ... 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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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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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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679175

Pre-release color ad for "12 Years a Slave", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #679175

October 13, 2013

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 13, 2013 (Calendar Section)



* Pre-premiere ad for "12 Years a Slave"

* Steve McQueen - Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael Fassbender

* Best Picture, Director, Foreign Actor and Supporting Actor, etc.




Page D7 has the best full-page ad for "12 Years a Slave" from the leading newspaper of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood area's prime publi... See More  

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$125.00
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