Archive[Civil Rights Movement] Archive of four First Edition reports related to the Civil Rights movement and two original Civil Rights related photos. The reports cover the ongoing struggle to desegregate schools, problems with voter suppression of African-Americans, and the fight for racial equality. The archive includes 2 original press photos of the Civil Rights Committee with President Eisenhower in 1959 and photo of new members in 1960. This archive documents racial inequality in the 50’s and 60”s that the government sought to address.
The archive includes two reports titled “Civil Rights Hearings before the Congressional Committee on Civil Rights”: the 1959 report details proposed bills to strengthen the Civil Rights Act of 1957 to combat the Poll Taxes and the violent ways that white segregationists intimidated Black students from integrating, such as making threats to bomb schools. The 1963 document includes a statement from President Kennedy that recognizes the progress made, yet outlines priorities for Civil Rights legislation in the US including: voting rights and integrated education. “Civil rights, USA: Public Schools, Southern States, 1963, North Carolina” details the barriers that President Kennedy spoke about, with many examples of de facto segregationist policies in public schools. Many of these issues were addressed in the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964, yet the “Hearing Before the United States Commission on Civil Rights” from 1966 includes over 600 pages of testimony regarding the ongoing fight for racial equality in the US with maps, charts, graphs, and photographic illustrations throughout to support various testimony. All in very good condition with original wrappers; some minor soiling and discoloration.