America, why hast thou forsaken us. James Baldwin:
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 27.9 x 16.4 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

America, why hast thou forsaken us. James Baldwin: "Civil disobedience for equality." We won't pay rent.

James Baldwin

America, why hast thou forsaken us. James Baldwin:

description

Single sided flyer / announcement calling for a rent strike [organized by CORE (Congress of Racial Equality)] in the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Harlem neighborhoods in New York in 1963 in response to the white supremacist terrorist bombing of a Birmingham church which killed four black children and injured others. "Instructions: The first of the month the people in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Harlem areas will refuse to pay their rent. Tenants will not be held liable for payment of rent until the Birmingham child killers are convicted of first degree murder and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Tenants must not allow themselves to be ejected: 1. Passive Resistance. 2. Locking your door." Includes a quote by James Baldwin: "Civil disobedience for equality."

$400.00
Condition:  Very Good. Light bumping of lower left corner and light yellowing of paper from age, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25207]