Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
"CIVIL LIBERTIES IN AMERICA ARE . . . BEING DESTROYED" ROBESON, PAUL. Typed Letter Signed, with Autograph postscript additionally Signed, "Paul R.," to "Dear Rev. Freeman," encouraging him and his friends to attend a civil rights conference and, in the postscript: "Dear Rev., Do come up to the conference. Hope lots will come from your area." 2 pages, 4to, written on rectos of separate sheets; faint scattered staining to first page, horizontal folds. New York, 8 July 1949

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"The struggle for Negro democratic rights will be a major emphasis at next week's BILL OF RIGHTS CONFERENCE (Henry Hudson Hotel, New York City, July 16-17). . . .
"As you know, I am just back from a trip to Europe. . . .
"Everywhere I went . . . the masses of people were very much interested in the Negro question in the United States. They were also anxious about the threat . . . if the rulers of America continue along their present path toward fascism and war. . . .
"And there can be no doubt that civil liberties in America are, indeed, being destroyed--for Negroes and all others who don't like the foreign and domestic policies of the Government. . . ."
With--A printed copy of a typed list of sponsors and speakers for the Bill of Rights Conference, including W.E.B. Du Bois, William L. Patterson, and others. 1 page, 4to. [1949].