Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 228

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(CIVIL RIGHTS--KING, MARTIN LUTHER JR.) March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Organizing Manual No.1. [and] Final Plans for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Organizing Manual No. 2. 8vo, 12 pages and 8 pages respectively. New York: National Office, March on Washington, 1963

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two rare 'organizing manuals' from the office of the Committee for the March on Washington, Cleveland Robinson, Chairman, Administrative Committee, and Bayard Rustin, Deputy Director. While these 'manuals' must have been printed in the tens of thousands, these are the first examples we have seen in many years. Given the size and scope of the March, the organizers wanted to make certain there was order and that marchers were safe. The need for box lunches and water were stressed, given the anticipated August heat in the Nation's capital. Instructions for reserving buses, trains and cars were provided for in a space on the last page of Manual No 2.