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Published by:
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
Edited by:
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Owned by:
John E. Jackson  Search this
ink on newsprint
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/16 × 1/16 in. (27.4 × 20.5 × 0.1 cm)
Place printed:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
May 1971
Soul Force newsletter, volume 4, number 5. The newsletter is printed on newsprint paper with black type. The newsletter is folded together but not stapled. The front cover features an image of a man with his hand on a wooden cross that is leaning sideways on the stairs of the United States Capitol building, which can be partially seen in the background. The man is standing with his back to the camera, and looking over his proper left shoulder towards the camera. There are seven (7) men and one (1) woman standing to the left and right of the man with his hand on the cross. The top third of the front cover has the masthead on the left that reads, [SOUL / force] and the date on the right that reads, [May / 1971]. Back cover is formatted like a post card, with a postage mark in the top right corner that reads, [Non-Profit Org. / U.S. Postage / PAID / Permit No. 378 / Atlanta, Ga.]. In the center of the page is the address line. On the bottom right corner is an advertisement for upcoming Southeastern Christian Leadership (SCLC) event. The text on the advertisement reads, [SCLC AUG. 10-13 / 14th Annual Convention / New Orleans, La. / FOR INFORMATION: / Mrs. Frances Bascom / 334 Auburn Ave. N.E. / Atlanta, Georgia 30303 / (404) 522-1420]. The newsletter is fourteen (14) pages, and includes articles and black and white images throughout. Articles titles include: [SCLC: Faithful to Its / Function], [STAND/and TESTIFY], and [Peace and Justice] among others. The first page, located on the interior of front cover, lists the Editorial Board members, editorial staff names, and press names, along with the volume and issue number.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Communication  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Documents and Published Materials
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture