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A collection of flyers, handbills, and dues card from the Universal Negro Improvement Association
Various cities: Universal Negro Improvement Association, 1963. A collection of four flyers and handbills and one dues card from the Universal Negro Improvement Association, the Black nationalist fraternal organization founded by Marcus Garvey in 1914. The items announce social events featuring speakers and musical entertainment that were held in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Cincinnati during the 1950s, with one dating from 1963. The Chicago event also featured kindred organizations, The Universal Prayer House and The Peace Movement of Ethiopia, the latter of which worked with prominent White supremacists in support of repatriation of Blacks back to Africa. The dues card is blank and unfolded and features a popular photograph of Garvey to the verso. Although the UNIA splintered and declined in membership and popularity following Garvey's deportation to Jamaica in 1927, the organization persisted - sometimes in multiple forms, and following the 1942 convention a rehabilitating committee of disgruntled members formed. Thomas H. Harvey, an original disciple under Garvey, became the President General of this group in 1951 and is featured on most of the items here. A scarce grouping that captures the UNIA's social and fundraising initiatives during an era when it was largely marginal, but still an important option for Afrocentric Blacks dissatisfied with the assimilationist approach of the mainstream civil rights organizations. All but one of the items are printed on fragile pulp paper, so the requisite browning is present. One of the Philadelphia broadsides has considerable chippi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: D. Anthem, Bookseller [Cornish Flat, NH, U.S.A.]
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