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Published by:
National Non-partisan Committee to Defend the Rights of the 12 Communist Leaders, American, founded 1949  Search this
Written by:
National Non-partisan Committee to Defend the Rights of the 12 Communist Leaders, American, founded 1949  Search this
Signed by:
Howard Melvin Fast, American, 1914 - 2003  Search this
Subject of:
George W. Crockett Jr., American, 1909 - 1997  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Type:
form letters
Place made:
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1949-1950
Description:
Form letter from the National Non-partisan Committee to Defend the Rights of the 12 Communist Leaders. The printed letter is on Committee letterhead and begins [Dear Friend: / We are proud to present "FREEDOM IS EVERYBODY'S JOBS," part of the summation of Attorney George W. Crockett, Jr., on of the defense counsel for the eleven American Communist leaders in the recent Foley Square political trial.] The letter discusses the merits of the summation as an [eloquent, sincere and powerful defense of the Negro people...].The letter asks for comments and orders for the ten cent pamphlet. The letter is signed by Howard Fast, Committee Treasurer, and has a list of Committee officers at the bottom. All text is printed in black. The reverse is blank and there are creases from the folded paper.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Justice  Search this
Law  Search this
Politics  Search this
U.S. History, 1945-1953  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Stokes/Washington Family
Object number:
2017.14.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53896ebf2-5ba8-4e89-8700-d472012ab67c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.14.2