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NAACP and Civil Rights ephemera collection
Mss 331  
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Description
Contains flyers, posters, pamphlets, and correspondence relating to the activities of several Civil Rights organizations-- including National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Harvard Society of Minority Rights, and Committee of Racial Equality (CORE)-- during the Civil Rights movement.
Background
The Civil Rights movement encompasses a wave of social movements in the United States, between the 1950s and 1960s, whose main objectives were to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans through the means of securing legal recognition and protection of the citizenship rights enumerated in the Constitution and federal law. Prior to the 1960s, issues of equality across America had reached a crisis point as disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence, existed with the continuation of Jim Crow laws and other "separate but equal" actions.
Extent
1.6 linear feet (1 flat box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.