We Can’t Wait. Join Meredith Mississippi March. Meet! Mobilize! March! “A Sunday with Martin Luther King” Sunday June - 26 Jackson Mississippi [opening lines of broadside].
“Make Plans Now! Reservations Limited! March with Dr. King”
Unrecorded. Voting Rights broadside mobilizing Chicagoans to rally in Jackson, Mississippi with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the “Meredith Mississippi March” in support of civil rights activist James Meredith.
“In June 1966 [Meredith] began a solitary protest march, which he called the March Against Fear, from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi, when he was shot by a sniper. The crime mobilized many civil rights leaders to resume the march, which Meredith was able to rejoin after a period of hospitalization.” (Encyclopædia Britannica) Meredith’s call-to-action encouraged African American voter registration in light of the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965 and urged black Americans to fight racism. Meredith was the first Black American to break the color barrier at the University of Mississippi.
Half tone illustrations show Meredith (“recuperating from shotgun wounds”) and a profile view of Dr. King’s face. The text includes the Illinois Central Railroad schedule of trains leaving Chicago to go to the protest. Contact information is listed for the excursion’s sponsors, the Community Ministers and Christian Workers Alliance and the Ministerial Council on Race Relations.
Description: We Can’t Wait. Join Meredith Mississippi March. Meet! Mobilize! March! “A Sunday with Martin Luther King” Sunday June - 26 Jackson Mississippi [opening lines of broadside].
[Chicago, 1966]. Broadside. 14 x 8½ inches. Half tone and line illustrations. Horizontal center fold; fine.
Note. 1. James Meredith | American civil rights activist and author | Britannica accessed online.