"Carry On -- America!" : Negro Freedom Rally, June 25, 1945

By: The People's Committee et. al.

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Stapled, beige wraps with red and black titles and blue and red tinted illustration with clasped, interracial hands and image of FDR in background. Some age on wraps with bottom corner tips front and rear torn away. interior, slick paper stock is bright. Overall, very good condition. This rally was sponsored by Adam Clayton Powell's The People's Committee & The Negro Labor Victory Committee, an organization of Negro and white trade union officials. This seems to have been the second of two such rallies, the previous one having occurred in 1944. WorldCat locates two institutional copies of the 1944 Program and none of this one. Program includes: Broadway Salute with 9 selections; Artists with Paul Robeson, Pearl Primus, Kenneth Spencer, Josh White, Fredric March, Canada Lee, Hazel Scott, and Libby Holman; Speakers: Dr Mary McCleod Bethune, Charles A Collins, Hon Benjamin J Davis Jr, Rev Dr Thomas S Harten, Hon Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Ferdinand C Smith, Johannes Steel, M Moran Weston, Hon Malcolm Ross; Award: Miss Negro Victory Worker 1945: Judge James S Watson; Seventh War Loan Drive; Carry On - America "victory is what you make it": script by Gilbert Laurence with sequences by Norman Corwin, Langston Hughes, Howard Fast; cast: William Marshall, Bernie Hern, Ernest Calloway, Oscar Brooks, Jimmy Kennedy, Ted Bailey, Bessie Burt, Walter White Jr, Quentin Robinson, Phil Thomas, George B Splevin. Program includes one page with 8 photographs of principals, list of sponsors, and period advertising, including Apollo Theatre. [16] pages. Very uncommon. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 16 pages

Title: "Carry On -- America!" : Negro Freedom Rally, June 25, 1945

Author Name: The People's Committee et. al.

Categories: African - American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The People's Committee, et. al.: 1945

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 15657

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Civil Rights Race Racism