Broadside: The Heroic Montgomery Bus Boycott Needs YOUR Aid to WIN! AFRICAN AMERICANA, CIVIL RIGHTS.

Broadside: The Heroic Montgomery Bus Boycott Needs YOUR Aid to WIN!

[Buffalo: Socialist Workers Party, 1956]. Original illustrated broadside, with text and illustration printed in black on newsprint, measuring 28cm x 35.5cm (11" x 14"). Mild toning, two old folds smoothed-out, with holograph date (in ink) written at lower margin; Near Fine.

Broadside issued by the Socialist Workers Party toward the halfway point of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, announcing a talk by Farrell Dobbs (1907-1983), national secretary of the SWP, who had recently returned from Montgomery where he covered the boycott for The Militant. Later in life, when he would recount his experiences as a reporter, Dobbs "explained how some of the Black boycott leaders he interviewed were dubious about talking to him at first because they couldn't see why a white reporter would be visiting Alabama to write about the then basically Black-led political struggle against Jim Crow. But that suspicion turned to friendship as the Militant coverage began to be circulated and Dobbs emerged early on in Montgomery as the one white reporter who wrote the truth about the boycott struggle and the stakes involved" (Leonard, Tom. "Rosa Parks: A Working-Class Militant." The Militant, Vol.69, No.46 - November 28, 2005). The broadside prints a partial list of Blacks martyred in the civil rights struggle, a summary of the issue of segregation on intra-state busses, and a summary of Dobbs's contributions and support efforts during the Montgomery boycott. Rare; not separately listed in OCLC.

Price: $750.00

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