Anti-Civil Rights ephemera collection, 1945-1971 and undated 0.2 Linear Feet
Assorted printed materials and some manuscript ephemera produced by groups, particularly States' Rights groups, intent on opposing civil rights legislation and desegregation efforts in the Southern United States. Materials date from 1945 through 1971; the bulk of the items are from the 1960s, with some materials undated. Geographically centered on Birmingham, Alabama, with some materials from Georgia and other regions in Alabama.
Items have been loosely grouped based on their origin or content. Groups represented include: National States Rights Party; United Americans for Conservative Government; Alabama Committee to Support Your Local Police; KKK; The Southerners; and the American States' Rights Association, Inc.
There are also three speeches included: "The Brotherhood of Man Racket," by W. H. Amerine; an untitled speech by Hugh Morrow delivered to the Alabama legislature; and "Civil Rights Bill Denies Trial by Jury--Our Greatest Constitutional Right," by John J. Sparkman, reprinted in the Congressional Record in 1957.