"IN MONROE, NORTH CAROLINA, THE NEGRO PEOPLE ORGANIZED TO RESIST, AS OUR REVOLUTIONARY FATHERS RESISTED, ALL OPPRESSION BY WHITE RACISTS"
NELSON, Truman. People with Strength in Monroe, North Carolina. New York: Marzani & Munsell, . Slim octavo, staple-bound as issued, original pictorial gray paper wrappers; pp. 37. $350.
First edition of the pamphlet about the struggle for civil rights in Monroe, North Carolina, written to benefit the local NAACP chapter.
Nelson wrote this pamphlet, "People With Strength In Monroe, North Carolina," to raise funds for Robert F. Williams Monroe North Carolina NAACP Chapter. The narrative traces the civil rights history of Monroe, North Carolina, including persistent attacks by the Klu Klux Klan and their racist supporters and the successful integration of the Monroe public swimming pool and public library in the face of armed opposition. The pamphlet also solicits contributions for The Committee to Aid the Monroe Defendants, a legal defense fund meant to assist victims of "racist terror" (including arrests motivated by race and/or resulting from conflict instigated by the Klan).
Interior generally fine, a bit of toning to wrappers. Near-fine condition.