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"People with Strength" pamphlet on the Monroe Defendants, circa 1962

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 32

Scope and Contents

A pamphlet describing the violence, fabricated police charges, and legal injustices the Black residents of Monroe, NC experienced between 1961 and 1962, beginning with the police brutality at the Monroe Non-Violent Action Committee's August 17, 1961 picketing of the Monroe Courthouse. At the time of publication, those arrested on these fabricated charges had ongoing cases and the Committee to Aid the Monroe Defendants was raising money for their defense. Much of the pamphlet focuses on the case of local Black civil rights activist Robert Williams.


  • Creation: circa 1962


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from D. Anthem in August 2020.

Processing Information

Processed in December 2023 by Jenelle Clark.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA