Stop! Don't Shop! Downtown [Original Window Decal]. AFRICAN AMERICANS, CAF-SNCC.

Stop! Don't Shop! Downtown [Original Window Decal]

[Chicago: Chicago Area Friends of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1963]. Attractive, ephemeral relic of the 1963 "Stop! Don't Shop Downtown" Campaign, coordinated by the Chicago Area Friends of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (CAFSNCC) in conjunction with the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO). The Campaign called for the ouster of Chicago School Superintendent Benjamin C. Willis, "and for the adoption of a positive policy for integration by the Chicago School Board. This action, supported by a growing number of community organizations, is the follow up to an Oct. 22nd FREEDOM DAY School Boycott, in which over 200,000 students and parents participated in the largest civil rights action in the country's history. The purpose odf the downtown boycott is to pressure business leaders, who have openly supported Willis" (The Student Voice, December 16, 1963, p.4). Not separately cataloged in OCLC, though we note an example held by Emory University. Original window decal, with text silk-screened in blue on white gummed paper, measuring 31.5cm x 12.75cm (12.5" x 5"). A Fine example.

Price: $450.00

Go Back