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"Night Raiders" -- Martin Luther King: “MARCH ON WASHINGTON From the Deep South, the city ghettos, Appalachia let the poor encamp in the nation’s capital until Congress has passed the Poor Man’s Bill of Rights.” -- Martin Luther King: “If too chicken to RESIST THE DRAFT may you get killed before you kill in this illegal and immoral war.” -- Martin Luther King: “WE CAN’T WAIT Every family in America is entitled to a guaranteed adequate income and job security. Demand immediate legislation to assure these rights.”
"Night Raiders" -- Martin Luther King: “MARCH ON WASHINGTON From the Deep South, the city ghettos, Appalachia let the poor encamp in the nation’s capital until Congress has passed the Poor Man’s Bill of Rights.” -- Martin Luther King: “If too chicken to RESIST THE DRAFT may you get killed before you kill in this illegal and immoral war.” -- Martin Luther King: “WE CAN’T WAIT Every family in America is entitled to a guaranteed adequate income and job security. Demand immediate legislation to assure these rights.”
Digital CollectionStreet Art Graphics
Title"Night Raiders" -- Martin Luther King: "MARCH ON WASHINGTON From the Deep South, the city ghettos, Appalachia let the poor encamp in the nation's capital until Congress has passed the Poor Man's Bill of Rights." -- Martin Luther King: "If too chicken to RESIST THE DRAFT may you get killed before you kill in this illegal and immoral war." -- Martin Luther King: "WE CAN'T WAIT Every family in America is entitled to a guaranteed adequate income and job security. Demand immediate legislation to assure these rights."
ContributorNight Raiders
Geographic LocationUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Classgraphic arts
Typesticker
DescriptionFrom a collection of ca. 1960s-‘70s gummed labels and stickers protesting the war in Vietnam and U.S. imperialism, and calling for racial equality among blacks and whites. Quoting several well-known political, military, and religious figures of the day (including Gen. M. B. Ridgeway; Senator Wayne Morse; Senator Frank Church; Senator George McGovern; Gen. Douglas MacArthur; U. Thant; Martin Luther King, Jr.; and President John C. Bennett, Union Theological Seminary, NY, the gummed labels and stickers came in a large envelope from PEACE PRODUCTS, J. S. Kennard, Jr. (Kendall Park, NJ) and addressed to Mr. James T. Wicke, Acting Secy., Human Relations Confrontation (Wasau, WI). Some of the stickers state, "Be a ‘night raider.' Use FAN-SHAN stickers." "Night raiders" here may refer to military "night riders" and civilian vigilante "Knight Riders" of the Ku Klux Klan, as well as "freedom riders" during the U.S. civil rights era.
Subject"Night Raiders"; civil rights movements -- United States; African Americans; race relations; protest movements; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; peace movements; draft; demonstrations; poor; King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
References"Night Raiders"; Martin Luther King Jr.
NotesNight Raiders is a group of U.S. political stickers from the '60s and ‘70s protesting the Vietnam War and U.S. imperialism, and calling for racial equality among blacks and whites. Purchased by Catherine Tedford in 2012.
RightsPlease see http://www.stlawu.edu/gallery/copyright/.
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