Cairo Illinois Solidarity Rally Broadside Sponsored by Black Liberation Groups


Cairo Solidarity Rally broadside from an alliance of Black groups, including the Black Economic Development Conference, West Philadelphia, NAACP, Council of Black Clergy, and the Black Workers Congress.June 17, 1971. 14" x 8.5" inches. The Broadside has a graphic of a Black preacher marching with a bible in one hand and a rifle in the other. The keynote speaker was Rev. Charles Koen of the Black United Front, a coalition of 50 black power organizations with a militant edge. Cairo, Illinois is town in southern Illinois which, despite its small size, was the site of civil rights battles, including the race riots of 1967 that were sparked by an incident where a black man who had been booked into the police station was found hung by his own t-shirt. There is a photo on the broadside of an unidentified black man speaking at an event. Has a 1.75" x 0.5" inch tear along the left edge, but it hardly affects the text or image on the broadside. In very good condition overall.

Item #18028

Price: $385.00