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Everywhere...the bigots are smiling...CORE Asks: Are You Responsible?

Single-sided broadside captioned "Proposed Display Advertisement by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) for the New York Times and the Baltimore Afro-American", outlining the "New CORE Perspective" to promote self-determination for black people and CORE's plans locally, nationwide, and worldwide including mobilizing black voting power; organizing a network of tenant leagues, credit unions, and local cooperatives; converting from a war economy towards one geared to "mankind's unmet needs"; examining the bipartisan political structure; and international exchanges with newly emerging countries and independent movements. Fold lines, slight toning, handwritten notation "MARCH, 1967" in pencil at lower right corner, overall very good. Broadside, approx. 19" x 13". Newsprint. New York (Congress of Racial Equality - CORE) n.d. (1967).

Floyd McKissick was a lawyer and civil rights activist, as well as the first African-American student at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Law School. In 1966 he became the national director of CORE and moved the group away from its longtime nonviolent, integrationist position towards one more aligned with the radical black power movement. This broadside hints at this newer program and line of thinking: "CORE intends to build a new philosophy and an all-encompassing movement through which every person of good will and all forces for peace can work for meaningful changes in the values and the structure of this violent society. CORE does not intend to lean on tired old-line doctrines or on any irrelevant formula. CORE hopes to create a new, vital moral and political base which will transform this most powerful nation into a force for progress instead of reaction; into a force for peace instead of wars - not only in Vietnam but everywhere." Rare; as of December 2019, we could not find a single listing for this broadside on WorldCat.

Book ID: 50470

Price: $1,250.00