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Title: Pamphlet for the Memphis Election - Volunteer Ticket
Contributor: The Volunteer Ticket
Keywords: Voting;Shelby County (Tenn.);African Americans;Pamphlet;Political campaigns
Issue Date: 1959
Description: A campaign pamphlet of the Volunteer Ticket, which is made up of African-American candidates, August 1959. Page 1 includes pictures of Russell Sugarmon, Commissioner of Public Works; Ben Hooks, Juvenile Court Judge; Henry Bunton and Roy Love, Board of Education. Page 2 is an article by George W. Lee, "The Negro's Position in the August Election," giving reasons for supporting the Volunteer Ticket; Lee is Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Volunteer Ticket. Page 3, entitled "What the Volunteer Candidates Stand For," is a list of issues the four candidates embrace. It concludes with the phrase, "The Negro Has a Love Affair with Destiny." Page 4 is a get-out-the-vote notice aimed at blacks, and includes the phrase "Don't Listen to 'Uncle Tom's'."
Appears in Collections:Russell B. Sugarmon Collection

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