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Collection of Press Photographs of African American Civil Rights Leaders and Politicians


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Consists of a collection of forty-eight publicity and wire service press photographs of African American civil rights leaders and politicians issued between the 1960s and the 1980s. These images show Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King (3 images), Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, Maynard Jackson, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Walter Washington, Vernon Jordan, Roy Innes, James Farmer, Sidney Poitier, Floyd McKissick, Thurgood Marshall, Patricia Harris, Roy Wilkins, Coleman Young, Dick Gregory, Dr. Nathan H. Wright, Eldridge Cleaver, Benjamin Hooks, Bobby Seale, Charles Evers (3 images), Whitney Young (3 images), Charles Rangel (2 images), Jesse Jackson (10 images), and Andrew Young (8 images). The majority of the photographs have captions, press sheets, or are otherwise identified. The collector is unknown.

Purchased from Ian Brabner Rare Books in 2022 (AM 2022-116).

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This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in April 2022. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in April 2022, incorporating description provided by the dealer.

No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing.

Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Kelly Bolding
Finding Aid Date
Processing of this collection was sponsored by the Delafield fund.
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Press Photographs of African American Civil Rights Leaders and Politicians, 1960s-1980s. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

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