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1964 New York City school boycott... Freedom Day...

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February 06, 1964

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York City, Feb. 6, 1964

* New York City public school boycott
* Freedom Day - Anti segregation
* 1960's Civil Rights Movement

The front page has a heading: "Boycott Strips Schools, Over Half Pupils Out" with related pictorial. (see images) First report coverage continues on a inside page.
wikipedia notes: The New York City school boycott, also referred to as Freedom Day, was a large-scale boycott and protest against segregation in the New York City public school system which took place on February 3, 1964. Students and teachers walked out to highlight the deplorable conditions at public schools in the city, and demonstrators held rallies demanding school integration. It has been described as the largest civil rights protest of the 1960s, involving nearly half a million participants.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 24 pages, tabloid size, one fold along the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century