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Guide to NAACP and Civil Rights ephemera collection Mss 331
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, the United States was admidst a socio-cultural and political nadir of equality across America as disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence, existed with the continuation with Jim crow laws and other "separate but equal" actions.
Extent
1.6 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special 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.