Broadside: A Father's Day Message: It's time to stop killing fathers....and sons - time to disarm America! PACIFISM, FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION.

Broadside: A Father's Day Message: It's time to stop killing fathers....and sons - time to disarm America!

Nyack, NY: The Fellowship of Reconciliation, [1968]. Attractive broadside issued by the US arm of The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), a religious nonviolent group founded in 1915 by 68 pacifists, who claim to be "the largest, oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States." The contents, reproduced from their appearance in the New York Times (June 16, 1968) and Los Angeles Times (June 23, 1968), came closely on the heels of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination. Beside photographic portraits of Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John F. Kennedy, the broadside calls the abolition of small artms, and for American citizens to disarm themselves: "But Americans have permitted a climate of violence to grow in their society. They have allowed advertising to fill their television screens with simple-minded glamorization of violence, and pressure groups to block legislation that would make it harder for sick men to possess the weapons of murder." Listed are an "honor roll of self-disarmers," suggestions for how one could get on the honor roll, and a mail-in pledge card at lower right corner. Scarce; not found in OCLC, though we note an example held in the Martin Luther King, Jr. collection at Beloit College. Original photographic broadside, offset printed in black on white stock, measuring 36.75cm x 55.75cm (14.5" x 22"). Old folds, BOSS Archives rubber-stamp at upper right margin, else Near Fine.

Price: $400.00

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